A mother struggles and juggles every day so effortlessly that she often forgets to focus on other
things. With every passing day, the world is changing and so are the trends that affect a mother-child
relationship. Today, just being a mother is not enough. You have to be your child’s best friend,
sibling, therapist, literally everything.
You must be wondering why this is essential. Well in 2019, to maintain a transparent, healthy, and
an effortless relationship is a challenge; however there is an opportunity as well. This Mother’s day,
here are some tips that we’ve listed for our mothers:
1. Tech savvy is the new cool:
Being technically sound or having basic knowledge about the same will not only help you strengthen
the bond with your child, but also help you learn something new. Learn how to click those selfies,
do online shopping, watch programs on Netflix with your kids perhaps. Whilst monitoring your
child’s activities on social media is fine, don’t make them feel uncomfortable about it. Motivate them
when they exhibit their work on social media, tag them in those funny memes – keep it more
engaging. The more relatable you are with today’s generation, the more they will open up to you.
2. Therapy is normal:
Let’s not get worked up when our kids want some ‘me-time’ or even if they ask or choose to see a
therapist. Therapy is not always about a mental disorder. It is about letting out the feeling that is
bothering them. And this certainly doesn’t mean you’ve failed as a mother. Listen to them, help
them out, let them pour their heart out to you, understand them as an individual, not your child.
That is when you’ll be their best therapist and help them overcome the situation.
3. Accept their authenticity:
Accept them for who they are and give them the freedom to be whoever they want to be. Let them
be a tattoo artist, a stand-up comedian or even a mobile app designer. Respect their sexual
preference and the identity they’re born with. Embrace it with love and encourage them to be who
they want to be. Freedom starts at home.
4. Participate with them:
Participating with them in activities or hobbies that they love, will help you develop a better and
friendlier relationship with them. Draw and paint with them, enroll for dance classes together, go on a
Yoga retreat, cook contemporary cuisine, travel with them, and grow together.
Kids do not learn what we say to them. They inculcate and do the things we do. Instead of teaching
theoretically or asking them to Google about it, show them how something is supposed to be done.
Show them how that healthy salad is made, how they should plan their investments, how to fold
clothes. The more you demonstrate, the better they understand.
This Mother’s day, let’s take the bond forward from mere mother&child to Best Friends. We wish
all you wonderful mothers, a very Happy Mother’s Day. Thank you for being you.
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