All of us moms are different women with different personalities wrapped up in different bodies. However, we all have one thing in common and that is our love for our children. I don’t believe I have ever heard a mother say, “I hope my child grows up and makes nothing of their life”. We all have high hopes for our children. We love and encourage them through the hard times and give them hugs and high fives in their achievements. They can bully their siblings all day long, not listen to a word us parents say to them and cause us an immense amount of frustration but at the end of the day, we love them and will do anything to nurture and protect these precious lives.
I recently received a Newsletter from Mom365 in my email and inside it had a quiz to determine what mom personality you have. My personality is a Traditional Mom. They define it as this: “You came out alright, and your kids will, too. There’s a good chance you’re using the same rules to raise your kids that your parents used on you. You believe that sometimes a kid needs a spanking, and teaching your kids to be respectful is important.”
So far, my kids are turning out alright. They have a ways to go. They’re learning what we’re teaching them but they are also learning a lot of what everyone else is teaching them. I’m a firm believer that they will always remember what they learn as children and will return to those things later on in life. For that reason I believe it’s imperative to follow the advice that is given in Ephesians 6:4-“Fathers (and Mothers), do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.” Parenting isn’t easy. Especially being the mother. But it is rewarding and fulfilling each day! Our children are the light of the future so we should teach them how to shine!
What’s your mom personality? Take the quiz!