COO of Mom Corps Maria Goldsholl is here to share her best advice for mothering adolescents.
What is an enjoyable part of mothering children at this stage?
Watching their “adult” personalities begin to form. I’m also particularly proud when I witness kindness in them – it makes me feel like we have done something right.
What is a challenge of this stage?
When they are young, as long as you kept them safe and gave them love, you were successful. At this age, so much more can go wrong. A woman in the supermarket once said to me, “Small kids, small problems; big kids, big problems.” That couldn’t be more true!
How can Best Self readers support moms in their own lives?
Help her lead a healthy life, whether it’s cooking for her, helping her with childcare so she can go to the gym or just providing and ear for the release of stress. I recently joined Iron Tribe Fitness, and the community there has helped me stay focused on my goals. It is so important to help each other be healthy so that we can be the dynamic, ambitious mom we want to be!