Food for Thought..."The Good Mom"

Jewel - posted on 01/16/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




What makes a Mom a "good Mom"? What is the closest definition of a "good Mother"? Do you consider yourself a "good Mom"? Why or why not? What makes you one? What is the one thing Mother's need to do or have to be a "good Mom"?


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Denikka - posted on 01/17/2012




I think that when you try to better yourself for the sake of you children, that makes you a good mom. When you put them ahead of yourself (most, not ALL of the time. Moms need something for themselves too).

A good mom encourages her kids to be the best people they can be. She's willing to learn and listen and grow right along side them.

A good mom isn't a perfect mom. A good mom does what's best for her children, and sometimes that means not being in their lives, or being there in a different role.

A good mom listens to her kids and doesn't dismiss how they feel. She encourages them to grow in all areas of their lives and, most importantly I think, encourages them to be better than she is. To not make her mistakes and gives them opportunities that she wasn't able to have.

I do think I'm a good mom :) Do I have room for improvement? Absolutely!!! But I try to learn from my day to day mistakes. I apologize to my kids when I've done something I shouldn't have, And each day, I try to be a little bit better than I was the day before :)

Sarah - posted on 01/16/2012




IMO - a "good mom" is someone who puts the needs of their children ahead of their own needs. Someone who loves their child(ren) unconditionally. Someone who provides a safe, loving home. I believe I'm a good mom to my 2 kids most of the time, but I have my moments (like when I yelled at my 3-year-old for hitting his 18m old sister) when I don't necessarily think I am. I think usually when I realize that I could have handled a situation in a more positive light. Mostly, I strive to work on my patience (especially with playing monotonous toddler toys and reading the same book over and over), but I love my children more than life itself, I always put their needs ahead of my own, and I believe they are thriving in a loving and safe home. I think all our imperfections as parents are okay as long as these other necessities are abundant. I also think that we can't beat ourselves up for our imperfections because we can't outgrow them if we do.

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