One thing that makes a mother happy is to see her children succeed, but the most important thing to note is that the love you invest in your child makes a difference, even if you don't see it manifest immediately.
Below are few tips to what makes you a good mum:
1. Lots of Patience
Parenting is nothing if not a test of patience. Your kids could make you do some horrible things when they get real naughty. But the more patience you have, the smoother everything for you -- and your child -- will go. When you have boatloads of patience, you possess the ability to be both a great example and a great teacher to your child.
2. You must understand your child.
Something I learnt very early on into motherhood was that my baby was different from my friends'. He didn't like being swaddled; my friends' did. he hated the swing; my friends' loved it. He was obsessed with being held facing outward; my friends' didn't. Once I realized and accepted that he was his own person, it was much easier to parent. I didn't compare her to other children. I got to know what worked for him, as that's all that mattered.
3. Take an Interest in your Child's interest.
If your child loves to sing, buy him musical instruments and watch him sing. Encourage him/her and ask questions that will help him develop further. Most parents kill the passion in their kids before it manifests at all, and they condemn him if he picks up what he doesn't have passion for and fail. Develop your child and mould his future. If he succeeds in life, people would want to know who his parents are. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
4. Not judging.
You can be the most organized, together, on-top-of-it mom in the world, but if you judge other people, you're not being a good example to your kid. Plain and simple: That's not a good trait. It's not always easy, but strive to be the best version of yourself as often as you can. You can do it! It just takes practice.
5. Letting your child know how much you love Him.
Yes, there's such a thing as spoiling and smothering, but no, there's no such thing as loving your child too much. Tell -- and show -- your children you love them so much every day. It goes a long way in shaping his personality and confidence.
So mums, set the ball rolling….