As mothers, we have a natural urge to want to be the best we can for our little ones. It’d be a perfect world if we could always be that “flawless” mother with that “flawless” kid. But where’s the excitement in that? Bumpy roads are here for a reason – it’s a way for us to continue bettering ourselves; overcoming hardships is where we really find and appreciate moments of joy and happiness. Whether you’re a new mum or an experienced mum, have a read of the list of qualities that we think make a super mum!
“A good mum has bad days, great days, normal days, overwhelming days, perfect days, trying days, supermum days, just being a mum days, and a whole lot of love & real & crazy motherhood days.” – Rachel Martin (from findingjoy.net)
A super mum:
- Shows and expresses her love to her child unconditionally.
- Ensures to be present in her child’s life whenever possible – e.g. attending school events.
- Is a great teacher and life mentor.
- Remains vulnerable by recognising her mistakes and apologising to her child when necessary.
- Practises what she preaches.
- Knows how to have fun and enjoys a good laugh.
- Is patient.
- Follows through with consequences set up for when her child disobeys household rules and boundaries.
- Listens carefully.
- Exhibits positivity.
- Invites her child to join in on conversations and asks for his/her opinions.
- Has one on one dates with her child.
- Finds balance in being a good mother, wife, daughter, etc.
- Respects her parents and in-laws.
- Thinks before she speaks.
- Encourages and compliments her child generously.
- Gives her child lots of hugs and kisses.
- Takes breaks when she needs them, and lets her child know that mums need a holiday too.