5 Tips For Moms Of Young Children
“Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you would have. It’s about understanding that he is exactly the person he is supposed to be and that, if you’re lucky, he just might be the teacher who turns you into the person you are supposed to be.” – Joan RyanMotherhood along with euphoric emotions, brings with it umpteen responsibilities and challenges. The idea of being a ‘perfect mom’ seems hard to achieve. But here are a few tips that can help you make sure you’re giving your child the best of what you can:
1) Remember, you are not alone
Mothering a young child can be nerve wrecking at times. It’s best to take help when it gets too hard to handle. Take help from your family and close friends. Talk to other new mommies. If you don’t find any in your immediate circle, there are various online and offline groups meant for mommies— join them. You won’t only find support, but you and your baby will also get to make new friends.
2) Practice yoga
Wondering how can yoga help you be a better mom? Well, yoga is a great way to stay fit— physically, mentally, and emotionally. It improves your physical, mental, and emotional strength— all of which are imperative if you have to mother a young child.
3) Let your kids be kids
Many a times, young mommies tend to get a tad over-protective. Well, there’s no denying the fact that tiny tots do require a bit of extra care but it shouldn’t come at the cost of them missing out on the precious joys of childhood. Let them run, play, laugh and have fun. You want your little bundle of joy to have a great time, don’t you?
4) Don’t compare
This is the golden rule of parenting. Don’t compare your child to other children. Each child blooms in a different way. Accept your child’s weaknesses, celebrate their unique characteristics. It will make your child’s life smoother.
5) Don’t lose yourself
Don’t alter or reshape your identity or personality just to fit into the societal parameters of a ‘perfect mom’. Take time out for yourself, your hobbies, and also your spouse, friends and family.
Lastly, remember it’s your child and only you know the best. Don’t stress out, go with flow and enjoy the bliss of motherhood!