Mother’s Day is this week and all around the world, people are taking this opportunity to thank their mothers for years of love and parenting dedication.
I learned about the job of being a mother when I first had children. It was a mixture of joy and sadness to discover what it meant for my own mother to be my mother. I felt joy because I discovered how much she loved me and how much she was willing to do for me. At the same time, I felt sad that it had taken me so long to figure it out.
Imagine what kind of life your kids could have if they found out at a young age how much they meant to you and how rewarding parenting them was for you.
My mom worked very hard to get me to understand how much she loved me. She used the only tool she had – guilt. In her time, this was the most commonly used parenting tool. Unfortunately, it does the exact opposite of what it is supposed to. Unfortunately, many parents still use this tool today.
Here is a much nicer way to get kids to understand how much they mean to you. It can be your gift to them on Mother’s Day.
Happy Mother’s Day!