What Makes an Active Mother?
I am a Mother of four grown up children, the youngest being seventeen. No one tells us how to be a good Mother; we follow our instincts and hope that we get it right. Most of the time I think I did get it right, but there have been times along the way, when I have wondered if I could have done any better. Given difficult circumstances sometimes I don't think I could.
There are bad Mothers and good Mothers. We all probably know a bad Mother. I have seen many in the decades I have been parenting. I have heard of Mothers that seemed to ignore their children almost, and preferred to sit on the PC or play video games all day - yes, that really happens. These kids are left to their own devices often and must feel terribly unloved and unimportant.
A good Mum makes time for her children. Quality time between Mums and their kids is vital, and they need to feel involved on a day to day basis. It's okay parking them off to some class or other, but what a Mother does with her kids is more important. I used to play board games with my kids, and even make games up. We had many laughs over the years and they are all competitive so games were very applicable. We sang together! Yes, a good old family sing song as all my kids have a love of music. We went on walks to the woods, and we collected fir cones near Christmas, to paint or decorate. I made a point of doing something with my kids often.
How much do you participate actively with your kids? What do you do to make quality together time?