First-Rate Moms - Livin' the Good Life
Jun. 3rd, 2009
05:00 pm - First-Rate Moms
I am so happy today! I just got back from a meeting with "my moms". What a pleasure! In my opinion, these mamas are the cream of the crop! Their parenting skills are light-years away from what mine were when I was in the thick of parenting. I think I was an effective mom, but these moms are masters!
The group today had in-arms babies and kids up to five and six years old. Then there were those fiesty three year olds! The kids were having their typical tug-of-wars over coveted toys, and the mothers were handling it with real sensitivity and understanding of the children's needs and abilities. Though there was a bit of crying and storming at times, the moms held and talked with the kids in compassionate and accepting ways. They helped their children work through their feelings and then would guide them toward finding some mutually acceptable resolution to the conflict. These children are all being raised in the attachment-parenting style, and it is such a pleasure to see the results! Children who are not left to cry in their beds at night, children who are listened to with good attention, children whose diets are carefully watched over, children who are encouraged to communicate their feelings and thoughts with words, children who are allowed to breastfed into toddlerhood (and beyond, in some cases), children who are treated kindly and are taught how to treat others kindly, children who are clear that they are their mama's First Priority. The results are striking. I just may have to write a book about it someday!