Celebrating All The Moms Out There
Hey, Moms – We hear you on Mother’s Day and every day.
“Please pick up your toys.”
“Pick. Up. Your. Toys. Right. NOW!”
Let’s face it: Being a mother sometimes means saying the same thing over and over again. And, as you endlessly repeat yourself to your infant or toddler, you may start to question yourself.
“Why don’t other moms seem to have this problem?”
“Isn’t there a better way to get my little one to behave?”
This Mother’s Day, ZERO TO THREE wants to let all you moms out there know – We hear you and you’re not alone!
We got all kinds of insights from moms when we conducted our national Parent Survey, Tuning In: Parents of Young Children Tell Us What They Think, Know and Need. For instance…
Moms feel judged.
In fact, 90 percent of moms report feeling judged, and 46 percent of moms say they feel judged all the time or nearly all the time.
~ Mosetta, Dallas
~ Sandra, Dallas
Moms need and want support.
All parents want support when they feel overwhelmed or stressed, but half of parents aren’t getting it. While 40 percent of moms say they receive the help or support they need, 57 percent say they do not receive enough, or any at all.
~ Candice, Chicago
~ Evelyn, Chicago
Discipline is a challenge.
Parenting is hard and many moms agree that discipline is one of the toughest things they face. Over 60 percent of moms say one of their biggest challenges is managing their child when he or she misbehaves. And 64 percent of moms say determining the most effective way to discipline is another big challenge.
~ Laura, Chicago
~ Roshondrea, Dallas
~ Jasmine, Dallas
Even though it’s not easy, moms love being moms!
More 90 percent of moms tell us that being a parent is their greatest joy, and 67 percent say they feel as if their lives started when they became moms.
~ Serena, Chicago
Happy Mother’s Day from ZERO TO THREE!
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