Unfortunately, not all of us are lucky enough to know from first-hand experience what it’s like to be raised by a caring, sensitive, and strong mom. Those of us who weren’t lucky in this regard as kids stand to learn a lot from people who were, so this is for the people who never had anyone to teach them these things first-hand.
A strong and sensitive mom first and foremost teaches her children how to be independent. She knows that the more her children depend on her, the less able they are to stand on their own two feet. She knows that they need to be helped, to be given loving guidance to enable them to make their own way in the world, survive, and thrive. More than anything, a strong, loving mother wants her kids to blossom into independent, happy, fulfilled young adults. She shows them how to look after themselves in a loving, caring way, because she understands that she can’t control or force them into anything. She creates an uplifting and empowering atmosphere that instills a positive attitude in her children, and she shows them that there is nothing that they can’t do.
In this way, she shows them how to manage and process their emotions. She provides them with the equipment that they need to be well-adjusted, emotionally balanced adults by demonstrating to them how to cope with the burdens and obstacles of life that they will inevitably face. She understands that the best way to teach someone is to lead by example, and so she practices the methods that she wants to teach her children in her everyday life.
A sensitive mother shows her children the very meaning of unconditional love and devotion through demonstrating it to them every day of their lives. She sacrifices her money and her time in order to provide for them. She is there through thick and thin, no matter what, and through her behavior she passes on these attitudes to her children in turn.
She teaches them that although the world can be a harsh and unforgiving place, they can make life that little bit brighter for the people around them through the way that they treat others. She shows them the true power of their thoughts, words, feelings, and actions, and helps them to direct them in a positive way. When her children see how much they can impact the people and world around them through their behavior, they’re more inclined to think before they act.
A strong and sensitive mother shows her children how to love themselves. She teaches them the importance of being as kind, loving, and forgiving of themselves as they would be of others. She encourages them to get back up every time they’re knocked down, and to never give up on their hopes and dreams for the future.
She also teaches her children the value and importance of family and friends, and all of the things that come with maintaining close relationships with them: trust, respect, kindness, and solidarity.
From a mom like this, her children learn how to be strong and yet soft, firm and yet fair. They come to see that these two things aren’t mutually exclusive, no matter how much that might at first appear to be the case. She shows them that they should always treat people the way they’d like to be treated, and that they should always try to see things from other people’s points of view.
Additionally, a strong and sensitive mother teaches her children how to enjoy life. She knows that life is not worth living if it can’t be enjoyed, so she equips her children with the tools they need to make the most of things and have fun. She teaches them how to find the positive side in anything, and how happiness is always to be found in the present moment. She shows them that happiness is always more real when it’s shared with others, and leaves them prepared to face the reality of the world not with fear, but with hope.