A good mother also takes care of herself and says “yes” to life. This role model lets children grow wings. A mother who radiates happiness also makes children happy, yes, it’s that simple sometimes.
Give and allow physical closeness
Physical closeness is a basic need of every child, as important as eating and sleeping. There are many ways and small gestures to create this closeness by cuddling, snuggling and also by playful wrangling, tickling and fighting. The security that children experience through the tenderness of their mother strengthens them for the rest of their lives.
Real listening and honest interest in the child
When someone really listens to you, your heart opens and you feel accepted, meaningful, seen and just plain good. No wonder actually listening is at the top of this list of important qualities of a good mother.
Children want a maternal love that is unconditional, that is, not linked to good behaviour or achievement. To be loved, even if you’re in a bad mood, stubborn, annoying. That’s what all children want from their mothers.
Trust in the child
If someone trusts you, that inspires you. Adults also feel and appreciate the effect of trust and confidence. And even more important is this attitude of trust for children. A mother who lets her child try things out and trusts him to find solutions empowers him to master challenges, big and small, on his own. And from this grows self-confidence which is a capital for the whole life.
Courage to be imperfect and not afraid of making mistakes
A good mother is not a super mother. Who likes people who think they are doing everything right? People are imperfect and not perfect at all and the most wonderful are those who can also admit their weaknesses with a loving wink. Mothers who do this demonstrate to their children that authenticity feels good and they are forgiving of their children’s imperfections.
Have time for children, gladly and with joy
No, a good mother doesn’t have to be constantly playing and having fun with her children. But all children want a mother who always makes time for them, for example involving them in simple household chores. And a mother who sometimes just spends carefree, seemingly useless time with them, fooling around together and having fun with their kids. Having fun together going through the complicated digital world in InverseGeek can be a good bonding for a mother and children.