Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Trying To Be The Best Possible Role Model For My Daughter- Can’t Be That Hard Right?

If you ever feel like giving up, just remember there is a little girl watching who wants to be just like you... don’t disappoint her ~ Author Unknown.

When you become a parent, you automatically also become a role model. It’s a title that’s stowed upon you, whether you are ready or not.

As a mother, I am my daughter’s first role model when it comes to self-image & I want to show her that there is nothing “model” about it. There is no such thing as perfection. Or rather, she is perfect as she is. I want her to grow up being conscious of her behavior, not her physical appearance.

As her mother, I see perfection when I see her & her siblings, as I’m sure all mothers do when they view their children.

I also feel like a complete hypocrite. As I do not practice what I preach. I’m not comfortable in my own skin- there I said it.

I pick out everything that is ‘wrong’ with my body, my face, my hair, my capability. I’m worried now as she has gotten older she will end up picking up on the little comments about my weight, the little put me downs I mutter to myself.

For my daughter to understand that girls & women come in all sizes & shapes, that there is no room for judgment based on appearances, I have to lead by example & to show her that, I need to stop judging myself.

MR.B & my children look at me & think I’m beautiful so I need to start looking at myself the same!

I mean come on look at the way she is looking up to me here, how can I let her down? Ps. We are loving our matching ‘Besties’ Tees from Lovetree Design.

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