This is a gorgeous little bouquet of advice on how to be an effective mother by my friend and fellow ” Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood” author Melanie Jean Juneau. Her joyful and humble approach to the great task of loving and teaching our kids rings true in my heart. Enjoy!
Obviously, an effective mother is passionate about teaching and loving her kids.
It is passion, an inner drive, that is not dependant on seeing results right away. It is passion from the Holy Spirit that prevents discouragement or burnout because it is an inner fire that motivates and energizes mums.
We must learn to connect spirit to spirit, heart to heart with little people in and through God if we want to teach and form them into children of God. There are practical tips, though.
Last year, one of my daughters, who was finishing up an Honours Degree in Religion and applying to Teacher’s College, asked me what I thought were the attributes of an effective teacher for her application. When I considered effective teachers, I immediately thought about effective mothers.
One of the best ways to learn how to mother and teach is to remember both the good and poor examples from…
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