Saturday, October 29, 2011

Are You the Kind of Mom You Want to Be?

We all have days when we make mistakes and say things that we regret to our children but if you feel like these times are so often that maybe you are turning into the type of mom you despise, then maybe it's time to think about what type of mom you want to be!  Here's an exercise to help you... 

Take out a piece of paper and write down three words to describe the type of mom you want to be.
EXAMPLE: Caring, honest, and good role model

Next, write down what actions you need to perform in order to be described as that kind of mom.  For example, if you would like to be a caring mom, you may want to use actions like:
  • kissing,
  • hugging,
  • attentive listening (without distractions)
Finally, let go of the things that you regret and focus on the things that you want to accomplish!  Holding onto the guilt will only make you feel bad.  ALL moms make mistakes on a daily basis so stay focused on the type of mom you want to be and if you slip up, forgive yourself and move forward....after all, you are human!!!

***Want some extra inspiration?  Post your 'mom goals' somewhere you see often such as your laptop desktop, on your refrigerator or on your bathroom mirror (the bathroom is a great place because it's helpful to start your day with a friendly reminder of what you want to accomplish!)

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