Being a working mother can sometimes be seen as a difficult job because we have to take care of almost everything.
I spend most of my time in the office for long hours and looking after a family often involves several challenges.
But as a working mother, I realised that I can inspire my children.
If you are a working mother then, you may ask me “How is this possible?” I recently studied an article in a popular magazine about how your children will benefit from you, and here are some things I found out:
My children usually observe how hard I work both at home and in the office. As a result, they will learn from an early age that success requires hard work and responsibilities, and if you want to succeed in something, you have to strive hard towards it. Sometimes, they ask me about my office environment and I reply to them with a smile. Your child can learn from your work ethic in detail when you are a working mother and you display a good, positive, and hard-working characteristic well.
Your children can learn more about organisational skills from you, enabling them to effectively complete work in the classroom with zeal, as well as partaking in various extra-curricular activities to boost their confidence in areas other than just academics. Also, your children will develop leadership skills and will learn how to guide their peers to carry out important commitments on time, especially in a group project.
Teamwork is necessary when it comes to career. Being a working mother, I always support others in my team at work, which will help greatly to evaluate the success and losses effectively. My children know that they are a part of the family team and they are learning about how to adapt and support others from me.
We have several commitments in our life and we strive hard to achieve our goals. Our children can also learn more about adaptability from an early age that can help fit into an environment in school or other places.
Time management is necessary for everyone in the family, including me. When we have a lot of important activities to carry out in time, a good skill to develop is prioritising these activities and completing them accordingly so. My children will know more about the practice from me which enables them to focus more on their objectives and what’s important.
We all have our ups and downs quite frequently when we work in the office. My children often ask me, “How did you spend your day at work?” and I share my experience with them. If you are a working mother, it is important to communicate to your children your day in the office as well as your children communicating with you their day at school. This helps to build empathy, and by doing so, your children can understand your feelings.
Being a working mom, I often focus more on maintaining healthy relationships with others which helps a lot to get support from my children. This includes having conversations with your children, showing interest in their activities, and encouraging their dreams. This helps to build trust in one another, so they can learn to develop more skills from you and trust that they are good skills to learn too.