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what makes a good/great mom??


Asked by JOR_HAIL at 8:31 AM on Jan. 8, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • There is a training that I attended that highlighted: it is not what you did but what you do after you do what you did. Meaning when you make a mistake with your child it matters most what you do after that. I think a good mother recognizes when she needs to talk to her child and explain what the mistake was, how she felt during and after, and what she intends to do differently the next time. No mother is perfect. A good mom tries. And continues to try and try to maintain a good parent/child relationship. A good mom understands this motherhood gig is hard work. A good mom understands judging other mothers and judging other children's behavior is non productive and remains focused on the goal: raising a responsible, empathetic, compassionate, humble, giving, and respectful child. That is such a huge time to worry what others are doing or not doing.


    Answer by frogdawg at 8:42 AM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • a good listener, even if she really isn't interested
    understanding, compassionate, a patient yet stern and fair teacher and leader
    helpful, reliable, knowing you can always come to her anytime, even when she's busy
    always offering a shoulder to lean on
    one who doesn't old things over your head or cast guilt trips way past their expiration dates

    Answer by Zoeyis at 8:38 AM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • One that will always put the kids first no matter what the age.

    Answer by older at 8:41 AM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • I think a good mom is someone, who listens, is there montioring your child,holding kids accountable for what they do and then teaching them why that was wrong, alays being acceting of who they are even if it's someone you don't like very well.A good mom knows that there are going to be good and bad days andthat you have to have patience with them.

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 8:48 AM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • love, consistancy, admitting your mistakes, apologizing and keeping an open mind and heart

    Answer by derosia_mama at 9:38 AM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • *hold...not old

    Answer by Zoeyis at 8:39 AM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • just being there

    Answer by dutchcanadain at 9:00 AM on Jan. 8, 2011