“Will my children suffer because they have a working mother? Will they be deprived?”
No matter the situation, the answer is: That depends on what you believe and what you do.
Many happy, successful people have been raised by working moms. It is not the circumstance of life, but how we perceive those circumstances and what we do that has the greatest impact. It’s us who decide whether challenges will be stumbling blocks or stepping-stones to joy and success in life. We can offer hope and a basis for dealing with the struggles in ways that benefit rather than harm children.Give up the belief that you must make it up to your child for being a working mother. Be positive and focus on how you can make the best of your present opportunities as a working mom to help your children feel special. Following are seven possibilities.
Simply let them know how glad you are to have a few minutes to be with them, and share special moments from your own life or day. Kids feel special when you share yourself.
Helping your child feel special is a matter of planning and habit, not a lack of time. The fringe benefit of making it a habit to help your child feel special is that you will feel like a special mom or dad.