Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Be Yourself to Be a Good Mom

When it comes to the correct way to parent, I think we’ve all fallen into the trap of assuming our way is the right way. Or being like differences are okay up to a certain point, but if someone parents in a totally different way there must be something wrong going on there.

There obviously have to be some lines drawn if a parent is doing something that is harming a child, but that can be a very subjective area.

I hear a lot of mothers who choose to have more than three or four kids get flak for overpopulating the world or for taking on too much.

Celeb Baby Laundry caught up with Angelina Jolie to find out what were the most important things in Angelina Jolie’s life, not surprisingly, she said, “There are far too many things to count. But everything that matters in life has to do with being a parent.”

Jolie’s added advice for other mothers, “Be yourselves. Don’t listen to what people say.”

I think this may be the simplest and most powerful message we can learn as moms. We need to do what feels right for our family. Yes, read books and be open to hearing how others parent, but in the end, just do what feels right for you.

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