I am going through a period of intense soul searching- about many different areas of my life. One of the areas is me as a mother. For the past couple of weeks I have been introspecting, looking inside, looking at myself as a mother. Seeing how effective I am being as a mother. And as it usually happens, I find myself wanting. I find that I am too critical, not too demonstrative and on and on the list goes.
Today, I was spring cleaning my home and as I was cleaning the book shelf a book jumped out. And it is called , “The One Minute Mother”, by Spencer Johnson, the author of bestsellers “Who Moved My Cheese” and “The Present”.
This is a really small book that I picked up in a second hand book shop a few years back. Strangely I had never read this book before. But when it fell into my hand today, I looked at it as providence. Once I started I couldn’t seem to put it down.
In this book, he shares three simple and easy – to – understand techniques to address the fundamental question of how to be a more effective mother.
Beginning where most mothers are and taking them to where they want to be, this book shows how to reach your own potential while helping your own children reach theirs, how to develop their self – esteem and sense of responsibility, and how to communicate effectively and enjoy one another more as a family.
In future blog posts, I will be sharing the three secrets. I salute all the mothers, its a big job that we are doing.