How to be the world’s greatest mum

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How to be the world’s greatest mum

  1. 1. How to be the World’s Greatest Mum Mother’s Day 2009
  2. 2. Who are mothers?
  3. 3. Who are mothers? Mother Teresa
  4. 4. Who are mothers?People whose role or functions as mother Biological mothers Adopter Step-mother Guardian God-mother Grand-mother Single parent
  5. 5. Proverb 31:28aHer children arise and call herblessed;
  6. 6. The seven principles tobe the world’s greatest mum
  7. 7. The seven principles to be the world’s greatest mum Don’t be a kiasu person  Kiasuism is self-centeredness Be KiasuOxford English Dictionary 2007 = “fear of losing”
  8. 8. The seven principles to be the world’s greatest mumDon’t be a kiasu person Kiasuism is self-centeredness Kiasu mothers produce kiasu children
  9. 9. The seven principles to be the world’s greatest mumDon’t be a kiasu person Kiasuism is self-centeredness Kiasu mothers produce kiasu children Kiasu mothers use shame to control their children
  10. 10. The seven principles to be the world’s greatest mumDon’t be a kiasu personSpeak the languages of love of children
  11. 11. how to fuel their emotional tank with love?
  12. 12. The Languages of Love in Children  Physical touch
  13. 13. The Languages of Love in Children  Physical touch  Words of affirmation  Words of affection and endearment  Words of praise  Words of encouragement  Words of guidance
  14. 14. The Languages of Love in Children  Physical touch  Words of affirmation  Quality time  Being together  Positive eye contact  Sharing thoughts and feelings
  15. 15. The Languages of Love in Children  Physical touch  Words of affirmation  Quality time  Gifts  Grace of giving  Distorted gift giving  Meaningful gift giving
  16. 16. The Languages of Love in Children  Physical touch  Words of affirmation  Quality time  Gifts  Acts of service  Loving service  Only do for them what they cannot do themselves
  17. 17. The world’s greatest mumknows her children’sprimary love language
  18. 18. The seven principles to be the world’s greatest mumDon’t be a kiasu personSpeak the languages of love of childrenDon’t expect instant results
  19. 19. Don’t expect instant results Repeat, repeat, repeat Set appropriate boundaries Behavioural modification  Positive reinforcement  Negative reinforcement  Punishment  Appropriate to crime  Immediate  Not out of anger Age appropriate teaching Teach children to learn
  20. 20. The seven principles to be the world’s greatest mumDon’t be a kiasu personSpeak the languages of love of childrenDon’t expect instant resultsBe and teach gratefulness Be grateful Teach gratefulness
  21. 21. The seven principles to be the world’s greatest mumDon’t be a kiasu personSpeak the languages of love of childrenDon’t expect instant resultsBe and teach gratefulnessLearn to let go
  22. 22. Learn to let go Be willing to let go Develop spiritual and social ‘streetwise’ Cut the umbilical cordProverb 22: 6 6 Train a child in the way heshould go, and when he is oldhe will not turn from it.
  23. 23. The seven principles to be the world’s greatest mumDon’t be a kiasu personSpeak the languages of love of childrenDon’t expect instant resultsBe and teach gratefulnessLearn to let goWalk in the faith
  24. 24. Walk in the faithDeu 11: 18-2118 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tiethem as symbols on your hands and bind them on yourforeheads. 19 Teach them to your children, talking aboutthem when you sit at home and when you walk along theroad, when you lie down and when you get up. 20 Writethem on the doorframes of your houses and on yourgates, 21 so that your days and the days of your childrenmay be many in the land that the LORD swore to giveyour forefathers, as many as the days that the heavensare above the earth. Our faith is caught rather than taught Routine, rituals and telling the Truths
  25. 25. The seven principles to be the world’s greatest mumDon’t be a kiasu personSpeak the languages of love of childrenDon’t expect instant resultsBe and teach gratefulnessLearn to let goWalk in the faithStay close to the Source
  26. 26. Stay close to the SourceJohn 15: 5 5 "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a manremains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apartfrom me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does notremain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away andwithers; such branches are picked up, thrown into thefire and burned. 7 If you remain in me and my wordsremain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will begiven you. 8 This is to my Fathers glory, that you bearmuch fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. Living a life in Christ Prayer Bible assimilation
  27. 27. The seven principles to be the world’s greatest mumDon’t be a kiasu personSpeak the languages of love of childrenDon’t expect instant resultsBe and teach gratefulnessLearn to let goWalk in the faithStay close to the Source
  28. 28. Happy Mother’s Day10 May 2009to the world’s greatestmum…yes, YOU!

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