Being a cool mom doesn’t mean to set your kids free without boundaries, but it is important to give your kids room to move and learn things for themselves. This will help you to enjoy parenting and help your children to enjoy being raised. It’s a win-win situation.
Let them speak, try to understand them and listen to them.
Let’s say your kid got a boyfriend or girlfriend. Try to face it well and make sure you talk to your kid about it and motivate them with it. But of course, make sure to tell your kid not to trust all people of the opposite sex.
Sometimes let them throw a party, when you think that’s all right, just be sure to let them know the conditions of the party.
Make sure they know that they can speak up and give their opinions about your family life, but not to control YOUR life. For example: let them know if you have met someone interesting.
You could raise their allowance when they do something you think they deserve.
Give your kids a break, don’t stress them with too much pressure about anything . But sometimes talk to them about school and others of his responsibilities, and make sure you show that you really believe in your kid’s potential.
Always give affection, such as a kiss or a warm hug, but try to not suffocate them.
Try to comfort your kids in the best way when they have a problem, show that you’re there to help and try to know their problems and don’t get upset in any case, but try to help in the nicest, most responsible and fairest way as possible. Learn to listen to your kids.
Ask your kids about what makes them embarrassed, so you could make a list of things that you should avoid to do to don’t make your kid embarrassed in front of others.
Don’t let the only time you speak to your kids the time when you yell at them because that is the person they will always remember you as.
Never, ever say in response to a reported bullying “Just ignore them”. This never helps!
Be a good listener.
Try to be always calm and nice, but still be firm and put authority without being aggressive.
Give your kids a chance and don’t stress them. But make sure you show them what’s right to do, but let them speak up and give their opinion.
Sometimes, have a peaceful conversation with your kids and try to solve any problem. Like, if someone is doing something the other person doesn’t like it. Make sure you have a conversation with them, so you and your kids can come up with good ideas to make your life better and more peaceful.
In their teens use good judgment but also have a little faith and trust them, give them some freedom. They are good kids, you raised them, so they should be!