Whenever you try envisioning a strong woman in your mind, some images of a really intimidating boss lady in a corporate suit who is making waves in her professional industry is what often comes to mind. And that’s fine.
There are so many strong women out there who are stirring things up in the fields of science, technology, finance, fashion, politics, and so much more. But there is also one aspect of life that a strong woman excels at which a lot of people tend to forget about – and that’s parenthood.
In fact, the strongest women in the world are always able to return home to their families after a long day of work to make sure that their husbands feel loved and their children are cared for. Yes, it’s impressive that so many women are making waves in their professional lives and we definitely have to be proud of them for that.
But it’s definitely much more amazing that they are able to do that while still making sure that they are shaping young minds at home to ensure bright futures for mankind.
And there is really no denying that a strong woman is going to be a different kind of mother. She is going to make for a much more different kind of parent.
The reason why strong women make for really great mothers is that they always strive to be the very best in whatever endeavor they choose to partake in.
They know that being a wife and mother means that she’s going to have certain duties and responsibilities that she’s going to have to live up to. She knows that she has to be humble enough to accept that she isn’t going to be perfect and that she has to learn as she goes along.
At the end of the day, a strong woman is only going to do the simplest parenting acts – but it’s the way that they do these acts that makes them such effective parents.
1. She makes sure that her entire family knows how much she loves them.
She is never going to be withholding of love. You might think that a strong woman is someone who is going to be stoic and unemotional. But it’s the total opposite.
A strong woman is someone who is always going to be willing to shower those around her with lots of love and care. She is never going to fail in making her kids and her spouse feel her love.
2. She teaches her kids that mistakes are a part of life.
She never makes her kids feel bad about making mistakes in life. She never wants them to feel like mistakes or setbacks are going to be the end of the world.
She is always going to do her part to make them understand that mistakes are a natural part of life and learning. She always enforces the idea that mistakes are opportunities for people to grow and learn.
3. She knows how to enforce responsibility in her family.
Just because she is strong and she is fully capable of carrying the entire family on her back, she doesn’t do so. She always makes sure that everyone in the family learns the value of responsibility and maturity.
She holds people in the family accountable and so everyone is doing their part in ensuring that everything is functioning well in the family.
4. She teaches her kids the magic of unconditional love.
She is going to be responsible for her kids’ earliest exposures to what it really means to love another person unconditionally. She is always going to make sure that her kids feel her unconditional love.
And she’s always going to encourage them to do the same in their own future relationships and family lives. It’s the only kind of love that is really worth fighting for.
5. She understands the need for work-life balance.
She knows that there is always going to be a need for balance in her life. She can’t make life all about her family because she needs to work in order to sustain a certain quality of life.
But she can’t make it all about work either because her home life becomes compromised in the process. She is always going to strive for a certain balance in life.
6. She sets and enforces reasonable boundaries.
She is always going to enforce boundaries in the family. Why? Because she wants her kids to learn certain values and traits at home. That includes values like respect, trust, and honesty.
7. She always listens to her kids without casting prior judgment.
She knows that just because she’s the parent doesn’t mean that she can’t learn from her kids. She always makes sure that she really LISTENS to her kids before she starts judging them on anything.
She always wants her kids to feel safe about expressing themselves and opening up to her. And she would never make it uncomfortable for them to speak their mind or open their hearts.