Friday, May 7, 2010
The Power Of A Mother
Do happy moms make happy kids?
According to a recent report from the University of Bristol, happy mothers – regardless of financial status – make better parents and have happier children. In other words, if Mom is happy, everyone’s happy.
Does this really surprise us? After all, common sense tells us that the mother often sets the temperature for the rest of the family. Mothers have a tremendous influence – and tremendous power that we shouldn’t take for granted. Of course, this doesn’t mean that our kids don’t see us struggle. And it doesn’t mean that life has to be perfect – that we have to be perfect -- for our children to be happy. But it does mean that mothers (and fathers) have a huge responsibility in setting a positive environment for our children.
As a mother of three young children, I ask myself, Do my kids see me as happy and content? Do they know how happy I am to be a mother – to be their mother?
Mother’s Day is a good time to remind our children how much we love them – and how happy we are to have them!
As you enjoy Mother’s Day this weekend, remember that you have an incredible, God-given power to influence your children. Yes, motherhood is both a blessing and a responsibility. Happy Mother's Day!