//1 Marry a good man in hopes that he will be an even better father. I heard a quote and since then it has stayed with me; 90% Of Being A Dad Is Showing Up. Too true! My parents split up when I was very little and my mom met and remarried my step dad shortly after. I always had a dad and a step dad. I know how important a father is in a kid's life. I know even more, now that I'm a parent myself. If you can help it; pick a good one so that your babies will grow up with a positive, male role model.
|...even if it's only 90% of him showing up.|
//3. Space and Trust. Even nine year old children need space. If your little one is quiet after school but doesn't want to share maybe just wait until she's ready to. If there's a diary; don't read it. Everyone deserves their privacy. Find ways to have your child open up, without being a helicopter parent. I give my mom lots of credit because I don't feel like she was a hovering mom, yet I opened up to her and told her things a lot of girls wouldn't share with their moms.
|Although space is a tough one to give a one year old.. You always want to smooch or snuggle them!|
|Like- it's okay for the baby to wander around on the counter tops eating full oranges all to herself.. peel and all....................................|
|I imagine this is Alina's future teenage eye roll...|
What do you think is key to being a good mom?