1. You think you’re not. You are convinced you’re doing it all wrong. You try different parenting techniques and regardless of whether they are effective or not, you still question them. You’re inconsistent. You worry about every miniscule detail, both physically and emotionally. Your child doesn’t eat healthy enough, watches too much TV, gets too much attention, doesn’t get enough attention, doesn’t sleep well. You didn’t breast feed long enough. Did he have that cough yesterday? Is he gaining enough weight? Too much weight? Stop. The fact that you worry is a testament of how much you care and how utterly important you take your role, and that makes you a good mother.
2. You have a fierce instinct to protect them. You’re a gentle person who doesn’t enjoy confrontation or conflict. But if someone crosses your child, you fly into crazy Mama Bear mode. Your gentle nature goes right out the window. You will do anything to protect your child, and that makes you a good mother.read more