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 responsibility....no time to worry what others are doing or not doing.
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