Parenting: Rules for Mums by Rukeme Alao
There are no fast or slow rules about being the kind of parent that you wish to be and I am sure that if asked this question, you would have a lot to say on what it feels like to be a mother.
Motherhood is a milestone every woman wishes to achieve which comes with a lot of expectation and demand and in as much as there is a joy that accompanies it, motherhood does have its own twist.
• What are those things that make you a good mother?
• What qualifies you to be the mother that you so desire to be?
• Do you ever regret being a mother?
• Are you fulfilled maternally?
These are questions that I would want every woman who has had a child to answer.
While you ponder on the above questions, here are some subtle ways to handle your children and also help you enjoy motherhood.
Enjoy being a mother:
I agree with you that being a mother can be sometimes overwhelming. At times, you feel like flying over the top or screaming over your head or just running away from it all. These feelings are perfectly alright but the pride of every mother is the joy of seeing her children around her.
So when next you feel frustrated, remember this and just enjoy the motherhood process.
Show them love:
One great gift a mother can give her child is love. This is because when every other thing fails, it is the love she has for her child that will keep her going and make her care sincerely for her child. A child knows when his or her mother loves them and so if you exhibit any form of negativity or hatred towards your child, they will sense it.
Scolding your child does not mean you do not love them but rather helps you instill discipline in them. It is true that a child can commit the same offense over and over again but that goes to show you that he or she is just a child.
Your duty as a mother is to therefore correct that child as often as possible so that they can learn from it as you cannot train a child by ignoring their wrong doings.
Nothing beats being a mother and I would not trade it for anything else, would you