How Do We Know We Are Good Mothers?

How Do We Know We Are Good Mothers? - Parenting is not always the easiest task. When I first became a parent, like most parents, I had no idea what I was doing. So how do we become mothers? What it really comes down to is reasoning, intuition and simply love. Parenting is not always the easiest task. When I first became a parent, like most parents, I had no idea what I was doing. Of course, there are always the wanted and unwanted advice from everyone around you.

So how do we become mothers?

How do we choose what to do and what not to do with our children?

What it really comes down to is reasoning, intuition and simply love. We, as mothers and parents, have the responsibility and the privilege to be raising these little people who will be leading society one day.

The Question: How To Be A Good Mother?

So here is the question we should really be asking ourselves: what do we want to instill in our children?

Of course, this is a very in depth question and it will change over time. As we teach our children one thing, we will then move on to another. For example, when our children are infants, we teach them how to depend on us.

From the very beginning, we instill that trust and bond between them and us. Then comes the toddler age where we teach them how to be independent but that we will always be there. Then preschool where we might start to teach them about honesty, health, sharing, and how to get along with other children by working together. Of course, along the way we have help from teachers and the world around us.

Think Of It This Way

Think of it this way, we have always been told that children are like sponges. Whatever they see, hear, and experience will stick to them like glue. Some are more impressionable than others but the great thing about this is that we have control over most of their first experiences. We shape the minds of tomorrow. And it is true.

So, whether your world is chaotic, or you wonder if you are doing a good job, or if your child is retaining anything you say; remember that parenting is not an easy job. It was never meant to be an easy job.

However, you are doing a great job and as long as those little faces are smiling and your kids are healthy, and know that they are loved, that is all you can ask of yourself. Mothering is always a new learning experience.

We grow and learn with our children and that is how we become the mothers that we are today.

For us, motherhood is an experience. And for those of you with daughters, or those who will one day have daughters-in-laws, this learning experience will one day also turn into a teaching one. It is a cycle that we repeat — giving traits and leaving marks.

So, good job Moms!

How Do We Know We Are Good Mothers? - So how do we become mothers? We, as mothers and parents, have the responsibility and the privilege to be raising these little people who will be leading society one day.

 

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Sophie Kelly
Sophie has contributed her advice and thoughts to a number of articles on Feeding My Kid. Born and raised in Caen, France until she was 12 years old. She then immigrated to the United States with her family in 1999. Sophie met her husband in high school and they were married in 2006 in Titusville, Florida. She then became a Navy wife for 7 years. During those 7 years, her and her husband welcomed Lukas in 2007 and Keira in 2010. Sophie’s number 1 priority is her family. Lukas was born 11 weeks premature which presented some eating challenges. As he grew older, Lukas developed a condition called Dysphagia. However, after 3 years of hard work and therapy, he was discharged at 4 years old, right after his sister was born. Ever since then, he has been doing an amazing job but still has a hard time with some textures and swallowing. Keira was born healthy and has no problem but she can be a picky eater who only want to eat snacks…. Well…. Mostly goldfish…. Sophie currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice. She is hoping to get back to school within a year or 2 to get her Master’s in Social Services. Her kids and her husband are her world. She loves to be hands on with them and get them involved in the kitchen, with arts and crafts, gardening, and much more! Life Philosophy: Take life with a grain of salt and enjoy the little moments.