What makes a good mum?
- I try my best.I’m not perfect.
- I do try to instil optimism and self-confidence to my children.
- I give them all my love and lots of cuddles
The hardest part is when you realise you cannot make things better all the time.
Sometimes, try as you might, cuddles will not make the hurting go away or the tears go away.
Not straight away !
My son, so sensitive, easily upset.It takes time and patience to comfort him.When he was a baby,I thought I’d suddenly become a bad mother overnight.He used to cry so much and scream.I used to find it unbearable and then one day I realised that was his way.Yes,he was still crying but he was also reassured by my presence and comforted by my cuddles
It had been different with my daughter,she was also forever in my arms.She too is very sensitive but the minute I’d pick her up, she would stop crying and she was always smiling.I guess you do it once and everything is so perfect, you think you know it all.
All children are different.Mine are very alike but they do have their differences too.
Motherhood is a constant learning process, you have to go with the flow sometimes,trust your instincts, adapt constantly and relax.
You should also learn not to blame yourself constantly.There are up and downs, it’s part of the learning curve.Life is never perfect, nor are mothers!