Tips to Be a Better Mom – Motherhood is a challenge, and it’s always changing! No matter your child’s personality, equipping these tools will help you be a better mom for your littles. Find out what those traits are right here on Newsymom!
If you’re currently a mother or about to embark on motherhood, you may have found that each child is unique in how you have to parent them. Motherhood (or parenthood) is constantly evolving, but there are five key things that will help you be a better parent. Keep these tips in your arsenal to be the best mom you can be:
Prop your kids up!
Make sure to boost your child’s self esteem. When they go out into the world confident, they’re less likely to submit to peer pressure, more likely to try new things, and pursue their happiest life! Give them a safe space to thrive.
Praise (or reward) your kids’ good behaviors.
Lots of mamas put a focus on “catching their kids doing bad”, but rarely praise their child for doing good deeds. Thank them for their help when they help bring in groceries, praise them for helping an elderly neighbor, or reward them for the hard work of studying for mid-terms! The more you praise the good behaviors, the more they’ll want to do them.
Set boundaries (and be respectful of them, too!)
On the flip side, make sure that you set boundaries with your children and explain why they’re in place. Keep it fair and ask if your child has boundaries they’ve set or would like to, and keep your promise to not cross those boundaries! (For instance, if your child has a diary, don’t read it!)
Be open to changing your parenting style
Like we’ve mentioned, each child is different. Sometimes, you have to adjust your parenting style, and that’s okay! Just make sure that with the adjustment everything is fair across the board. Don’t give extra opportunities to one child that you wouldn’t for another.
Make consistent time for each child, everyday
All it takes is a set ten minutes to spend with your child, every single day for them to bond with you. Maybe at first they won’t open up, but being consistent shows them you’re happy to have them in your life, you value and love them, and will be there through thick and thin!
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