Thursday, May 6, 2010

MM: Motherly Advices

Posted by Cecile at Thursday, May 06, 2010
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"The ability and willingness properly to rear children, the gift to love, and eagerness … to express it in soul development, make motherhood the noblest office or calling in the world. She who can paint a masterpiece or write a book that will influence millions deserves the admiration and the plaudits of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters, whose influence will be felt through generations to come, … deserves the highest honor that man can give, and the choicest blessings of God.” ~ David O. McKay ~

Happy Mother's Day to All the Mothers Out There!

“Motherhood is the greatest potential influence either for good or ill in human life. The mother’s image is the first that stamps itself on the … young child’s mind. It is her caress that first awakens a sense of security; her kiss, the first realization of affection; her sympathy and tenderness, the first assurance that there is love in the world. ~ David O. McKay ~

Since this week's theme for Mommy Moments is about advices we can share to mothers and expectant mothers alike, here are some that my husband and I use at home while rearing our son:

1. Be an example of good works, and words. Our children learn from the way we talk, the way we treat others, the way we conduct ourselves and they way we live. So we need to be careful with all of our actions.
2. Be patient. Raising children is not an easy job; it needs more patient and love.
3. Be consistent and firm. You need to mean what you say.
4. Teach them them importance of responsibility. Parents are the first teachers our kids would ever have. So we should start teaching our kids while young about responsibilities, that will make them independent.
5. Tell them you love them everyday.
6. Be there for them when they need you. Assure them that you will always be there for them no matter what.
7. Help them develop their full potential. They have talents, we need to help them see and develop it. Expose them to educational activities like museums, visit to a library to name a few.
8. Be a good listener. We can learn from our kids as we listen to what they have to say.
9. Avoid labeling. They have their own names; so let's call they by their names. Labeling our kids lowers their self esteem.
10. And most of all
train them up the way God wanted them to be. For God says: Train up your child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

I must admit, even though we use these tips at home, doesn't mean we are perfect parents...or we have perfect son.... we are just like them trying to be better parents and people at the same time. And with God's guidance and our faith in HIM, I know that our kids are going to be better person, one who have faith in God and in doing what is right under all circumstances. As parents we are partners of God in raising a righteous generation.


Dhemz said... those photos.....pretty mami! happy mother's day ateCes.....:)

great tips and advices...:)

beakoluvko said...

happy mother's day!..

Alice Law said...

I love all the good saying! Happy Mother's Day to you !

Happy weekend!

chubskulit said...

We are not perfect, we're parents.... Love your entry ate..

Happy Mother's Day

jeng said...

Yes, being a parent is the most difficult job in the world, but the most rewarding ; )

Happy Mother's Day!

Kayce said...

Nice lovely photo you have here Ate Ces! Happy Mother's Day to you!

momgen said...

Sweet pics dear. Happy mother's day.

Mine is here

Jona said...

all good advices. esp.#10

ganda ng smile mo sa solo pic, nakakahawang smile, pati ako napasmile :)

your son looks so pogi!

my non-expert advice

join With Love Wednesday, where we share the loves of our life. have a blessed day!

Pete said...

Happy Mother's Day. Have nice weekend with your family

sweetytots said...

nice advice.. but i'll be honest.. with a budding 4 year old the number 2 is really hard to do.. mmmmmm patience.. please visit mine here sweetytots

Mommy Scart said...

love all your list. thanks sharing them. I do enjoy reading them. Happy mother's day ^_^x

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Anonymous said...

We work on being parents the same way our sons work on being children.. 'Saying I love you' daily is in a lot of moms advices.. Happy MM!

simply kim said...

couldn't agree more! nice post. take your time and enjoy motherhood!

Mama Ko said...

I love the messages you shared ces, and the tips as well. very helpful for new Mom like me. being a mom is like teach and learn. You tech your kids and you learn from them at the same time. Happy Mothers Day ces.

nice A said...

Great tips, Mommy Cecile. Love the quote form David McKay, too. Motherhood is indeed the noblest calling or office in this world.
Happy Mom's Day, sis!

tatess said...

Happy Mothers day to you!

AC said...

Happy Mother's Day Ate Ces!!! I'm learning while blog hopping... thanks for the reminders... kaso di ko alam na nakakababa pala ng self-esteem ang name calling? I found it cute pamandin kaya we call Alyssa Pachuchay, Batuts and Miswa... ako naman I grew up as "Pot"...

Tetcha said...

These are very good motherly advices. Thanks for sharing, Ate Ces!

Ellen Joy said...

wow... very nice tips mommy.. Happy Mother's day :D

Chris said...

thanks for the advice! :D sorry for late visit.. my DSL connection is unstable and is making me unhappy :(


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