Motherhood secret#1: When being respectful saves the day!

Motherhood secret#1: When being respectful saves the day!

    I’ve been a mom for 9 years and again for another for the past 7 years and 10 months. I think it’s safe to say that I’ve learned some tricks and tweaks throughout the years.

    Today, I’d like to share with you how to show respect to your children. This can give them some morale and sanity to you.😀 There’s no doubt raising kids is a tough job. Do it with a hot temper and you’ll be boiling in no time! Especially if you live in a place like where we live, hot and humid Singapore! ugh!

    Since becoming a SAHM 4 years ago (whew! that was fast!), I’ve learned that letting down my guard doesn’t help either me or my daughters. It’s just letting them grow without supervision under my nose, with no direction, no values, and no discipline. There’s no way that’s gonna happen! That’s not the kind of parenting we want our daughters to grow up with.

    I knew there was a key for me to still be a mom without them feeling too controlled. And that’s where respect comes in!

    I remember during our last vacation to the Philippines and it was getting late. Most would think that bedtime would be close to extinction by then. Well, no!

    When I called for the girls that it was time for bed, they simply get up and followed. No buts, no crying.

    After putting them to bed, one of my cousins asked me, how did you do that?! How are you able to let them follow you without hesitation?

    Well, I simply told him, it’s RESPECT.

    You just didn’t see me telling them earlier that they still have 10 minutes before bedtime. With this kind of notification ahead of time, they had time to shift their mindset. They knew they needed to do what needed to be done before I call them again. By doing this, they don’t feel deprived or rushed away from whatever they are doing.

    Children may be young but they are also individuals. They also need the same respect each one of us asks for and appreciate when given. This not only teaches them life lessons on how to treat others. It also teaches them how to expect others to treat them as well.

    What’s great about this is it also saves a parent from stress. And if you’re an adult, you’d surely simply do things if it saves you a headache or two! That’s Self-Care ladies and gentlemen!😉

    I hope you find this helpful as a parent. Have you learned some insightful lessons you could apply to your parenting as well?

    Do you mindfully add respect when you deal with your children? How do you show respect to your children? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

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    I’ve been a mom for 9 years and again for another for the past 7 years and 10 months. I think it’s safe to say that I’ve learned some tricks and tweaks throughout the years. Today, I’d like to share with you how to show respect to your children. This can give them some morale…

    5 Comments

    1. When you are respectful towards others and yourself other people automatically mirror that behaviour
      This post is the need of the hour
      Thank you for sharing this

    2. What a wonderful article! As a mother, I know how challenging it can be to navigate the ups and downs of parenting. Your reminder to approach situations with respect, not only for our children but also for ourselves, is so important. Thanks for sharing your experience.

    3. I completely agree that respect is very important in any healthy relationship. Parenting takes us on a roller coaster ride where every new day is a challenge. Thank you for sharing your parenting knowledge.

    4. Indeed raising kids is a tough job, though I haven’t experienced yet but heard from people. Being respectful to each other always helps to maintain the sanity and trust between each other. I strongly believe in this. ❤️

    5. When you’re respectful, you make other people feel good about themselves and their situation. You make them feel valued and appreciated. And that’s a really great thing to do!

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