COACHING FOR MOMS
There is no such thing as “the perfect
mom” - there are only moms trying to do the best
As moms, we need to get rid of the overblown
expectations put on us by ourselves and others and embrace
motherhood...we all need to support each other in this!
The mothers I have been coaching overwhelmingly agree
that they don't have the time or energy for visiting all
the hundreds of websites out there for moms - what they
end up with is information overload.
All they want
to know is simply - what works, what doesn't!
They want to hear it from a mom who has spent years raising
children and managing a home and knows from experience,
as well as from coaching moms, what works and what doesn't...that
is what I have to share with you.
doesn't work is telling your younger children to brush
their teeth, get their pajamas on and get ready for bed. What
does work is to say, “brush your teeth,
get your pajamas on and get ready to read.” Watch
the response - it will amaze you!
When you are carpooling your young teenage kids and their
friends, don't utter a word...just drive. It doesn't
work to try to be part of the conversation. If you
are silent, your kids will forget you are there and you
will hear more about their lives and what is going on at
school and learn more about their friends than you ever
even wanted to know!
What doesn't work is putting your kids first and yourself
last...and your marriage after that. What works is taking
care of yourself first and then your marriage, so the two
of you can be a supportive, loving team to effectively
parent your children. This doesn't mean you love your husband
or children any less, or even yourself more. It means
you love them all enough to make sure you stay around -
healthy and happy.