If you’re a working mom, you know it can be difficult to keep that work-life balance. It’s common to feel as though working isn’t the best thing for your children, but the truth is you are teaching your children valuable lessons. Although you may feel as though working is hindering your ability to teach your children life lessons, I think it’s actually doing the opposite. Whether you realize it or not, children look up to their mothers. It doesn’t matter if you have a son or a daughter, if you have a husband working or are doing it on your own—children will notice that their mother is a hard worker.
Consider some of the things that working moms can teach their kids:
The important thing to remember is that you’re not only giving advice, but you’re giving advice based on actions. Your children have seen you in action, so they know that what you’re saying is coming from experience and you’re not just making it up. You will be instilling these values to your children early on, and as they grow up and become more skeptical you will have years of experience to show yes, you know what you’re talking about.
Of course mothers who stay home with their children have plenty of valuable lessons to teach their children. In many cases, these lessons are the same. It is simply important to realize that even if you can’t be with your children at all hours of the day, you are still making a huge impact.
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Amanda DiSilvestro is a writer on topics ranging from social media to accepting credit cards. She writes for an online resource that gives advice on topics including starting a small business to small businesses and entrepreneurs for the leading business directory, Business.com.