Mother’s Day is the one day a year that moms get a sliver of the recognition that they deserve. We show them our gratitude for everything they do and everything they give. Of course, if you aren’t certain just how important a mother is in the lives of children, consider these points.
The Highlights of Moms
- Moms give us life – without them, we wouldn’t exist.
- Moms work hard to prevent their children from experiencing hurt. They are like the family’s emotional backbone, where everyone’s feelings are held. It’s amazing how they can kiss things better.
- Moms make sacrifices for their children at every step. Whether it’s for their career, their time or otherwise.
- They do all of these things in a bid to make the lives of their children better.
- Moms are forgiving. Children push them to the limit, but mom doesn’t stop loving them as a result.
- Moms offer their children support, no matter what they want to do. If you want to climb the world’s largest hill, your mom will probably pack you a lunch and be standing by to wipe your tears away when you fall.
- Moms teach their children how to function as adults. It would be difficult to navigate the world without the skills that moms instill us with. No one wants to do homework or eat vegetables, but mom made you and she did you a favor.
How To Be Heard
Moms protect their children, and they allow their voices to be heard. Moms are supposed to let their children know that even though they will do everything possible to defend and protect their children, moms can’t always be there. Children have to have their own voice, and they need to use it when necessary, which means teaching children appropriate communication skills. Likewise, moms teach us to recognize when we are wrong and apologize for it.
Forgiveness is a healing balm, and while many see it as to the benefit of others, it’s really for you. Moms know that by extending forgiveness you allow healing for yourself, and there is nothing more beneficial than self-healing.
Play Well With Others
Humans are social creatures and knowing how to be part of a team is valuable. Moms teach their kids how to play well with others, and more importantly, how to resolve things amicably. We can’t be like everyone and not everyone will like us, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be civil.
Moms are powerful, and they can instill a belief in their children that through unexpected kindness they can touch the lives of others. Not everyone holds privilege, and when you do, it’s up to you to help those around you and allow their voices to be heard. Children can do this, just as efficiently as adults can. Life won’t always be a rainbow, but it isn’t all doom and gloom either. With the positive comes negative, and that’s okay, but it’s important to focus on the positive side of things.