Although we need to acknowledge the value of MOM each and every day, Mother’s Day is a perfect time to celebrate the mothers in our lives
Finding ways to show our respect, appreciation, and love for the moms in our lives makes Mom feel appreciated, but also helps our children develop gratitude that will last a lifetime.. It isn’t about spending lots of money or making a huge gesture but rather taking the time to find ways to show that you are mindful about Mom.
Here are three ways that you and your kids can make mom feel extra special this May:
Make a card
Offer your child some paper, pencil crayons, and unleash their creativity. Some of the greatest cards Mom’s receive are not those purchased in a store, but rather penned from their own child’s hands.
Have your kids make a card for a mom in their life and include something about what they like most appreciate about her.
Homemade cards are special because they are personalized expressions of our love and appreciation. Best of all, they work at any age.
Create a Meal Together and serve to Mom
Taking time to create a family meal together is an incredible way to connect with our children, but also blesses Mom with a break if she is the one who typically prepares the meals.
Give Mom the experience of a ‘night off’ by making her dinner. Encourage your kids to ask Mom questions about herself and share stories themselves while you eat. What’s her favorite movie? What’s the most fun trip she’s ever been on?
Make a ‘coupon’ book
Putting together a “coupon” book of things that children and teens can give back to mom has been a great Mother’s Day gift for a reason. It is a creative way kids can ‘give back’ to mom with no expectation of anything in return. Also this gift keeps giving long after Mother’s Day has ended.
They could offer a . . .
“Free Hug. Just Because.”
“Massage. After a long day on your feet.”
“Drive a younger sibling to baseball practice.”
Mom does so much. Let’s show her how much we care, not only today, but each and every day.
Remember. If you don’t live with Mom any more a phone call goes a long way in keeping relationship alive.
Happy Mother’s Day Mom!
Until Next time let’s treat Mom right
Your friend and Pro-Active Parent Coach
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The Legacy Centre