How do you know when you are doing an excellent job as a parent, and more specifically, as a mom? How do you know that what you are doing is the best for your family?

One way that we tend to judge is we judge ourselves based on clips of another person’s life on social media. We look at their lives and make a quick decision about how this person has it figured out.

When you can see, their children looking and smiling at the camera simultaneously, pictures of husbands helping, and he seems to enjoy it, doesn’t even look coerced or bribed. How is this woman doing these things? How is her life so perfect?

Here are my top 5 rules to living YOUR best life.

5 Ways Moms Can Live Their Best Life and Be the Happiest Parent Possible

1. Avoid Unfair Comparisons of Your Life

Do not hinder progress with an unfair comparison of your life. Judging your life based on someone’s on social media is a definite way to hinder progress.

You cannot focus on what you and your family need if you are basing it on someone’s life. Negative thinking and self-doubt will keep you from being present with your life and enjoying the moment.

2. Social Media IS NOT the Standard

Do not make social media the standard. Social media offers the opportunity to create a perfect life; things can be photoshopped and made to look perfect.

A screaming match can follow that same picture of the happy husband.

Social media brings out the voyeurism in some people, the ability to view and watch but not participate something we have now become accustomed. It is not real life, and you cannot compare your life to that.

3. Further Your Success with Resources and Knowledge

Success is having realistic expectations of what can be done with the tools that you have. Get acquainted with more resources. The most essential and only thing you need to be successful is to acquire and become knowledgeable with the resources that you need.

If you want #winparenting, purchase parenting books, attend parenting classes, read this article, etc. Get the tools that you need to move to the next phase.

4. Put What You Know Into Practice

You can read tons of parenting books, but not have excellent parenting skills. The information you are receiving from the books will not be useful if you do not put them into practice. Try it to see whether or not it is going to work for you and make adjustments as needed.

5. Failure is Part of Success

When you fail, it is the first step to succeeding. It means that you tried it, and can now you can make a note of how to improve next time. Becoming successful at anything especially as a parent, it must be repeated several times.

Consistency is the best way to achieve success. Parenting changes with each milestone, so what worked previously will not work again, and what did not work.

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Bea Moise, M.S.
Beatrice Moise, M.S., BCCS., is a Mom to Awesome Jacob and Marvelous Abigail. Board Certified Cognitive Specialist, Parenting Coach at Southeastpsych.com. Creator of A Child Like Mine, LLC created to help parents of children with behavior issues and unique needs on the Autism Spectrum. She is a writer and has a monthly blog in Charlotte Parent Magazine called Thrive. Follow her on twitter @Bea_EsioM & @AChildLikeMine

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