Motherhood guides with Marissa Anastasi: If you’re actively co-parenting with your kids’ Father, whether you’re still in a relationship or not, put each other first before the kids, because in doing so, by default the kids come first cause you’re all looking after each other. Care more about their heart than their outward actions, and prioritize your marriage. If it works for you then it’s not a bad habit. When it’s not working, change it. Find what works for your family and stick with that!
Don’t Try to Be the Perfect Mother. “There is no such thing [as being the perfect mother],” Auerbach says. “Being a mom is one of the hardest titles to hold but one of the most rewarding. Trust your instincts and don’t judge yourself through social media. Do not be hard on yourself or get discouraged if you fail. If you fall down, get back up, and try something else,” she adds. Know That It’s Okay to Do Things Differently. “Breastfeeding may not happen for you, [whether it’s] hard to latch, a medical condition, or it just might not be what you want to do,” Auerbach explains. “This is extremely common; do not think you are a failure,” she continues. Know You’re Doing Amazing. “No matter what’s going on—even through the tough days and the sleepless nights—just know that you are the best mama in the world to your baby. When things get tough, you’ll know what to do. You were made for this and you are doing incredible,” Scott says.
Spend time with them – on their terms. Spend time with your child, but not on your terms, on theirs. If they like concerts, go with them. Have a family movie night and let your children choose the movies that you watch. You can have one night where a child chooses the movie and another night where an adult chooses the movie. Or, each family can take a turn to choose. The important thing is to meet them on their level, on their terms. This will show that you are taking an interest in them, their lives and their world. And that will mean the world to them. See additional details on Parenting advices.
I remember hearing a person with their fumbly toddler, who was wandering – trying to explore and was constantly being told ‘no,’ ‘not in there,’ ‘no don’t touch that,’ and ‘no stop that.’ It was then I knew I would dread being that parent. I treat my little boy with the respect and manners to which I expect him to treat me, and others. Of course daily he tests my limits, but I’m always looking for a new way to suppress the “no” Mom that sometimes feels she could take over at any moment.
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