How to Be a Good Mother:  16 Practical Tips


What does it mean to be a good mother? There are as many answers to that question, but none of them have anything to do with striving for perfection or doing more.

1. First, Celebrate Yourself!

A positive mindset can make all the difference in navigating the daily monotony of motherhood.

2. Show Your Humanity

It’s okay to apologize, be vulnerable, and show emotions. No one is perfect, and admitting when you’re wrong is an important lesson for your kids.

3. Let Your Kids Be Vulnerable Too

Tantrums and misbehavior are often a cry for help and connection, so don’t be afraid to show them love and let them know it’s okay to feel things.

4. Encourage Open Communication

Ask them questions and listening sets a good example for teaching them to be good listeners, speakers, and empathetic in general.

5. Avoid Perfectionism

Teach them that it’s okay to fail, it’s okay to try, it’s okay to change your mind- for both you and your kids.

See more tips below! And at the end of the day, remember to be kind to yourself and lead with love. You’ve got this, mama!