There is no doubt that becoming a parent changes you. It not only shifts your life and your priorities around, but it can change your personality too. Becoming a mom can suddenly make you feel braver, more protective, and more willing to do things you might not have done before. There can be downsides too, but most mothers will agree that becoming a mom changed them for the better. Here’s how it could make you braver and more confident.
Doing Things for Your Kids
When you have children to provide for, suddenly it seems easier to do things. You might still feel unsure or scared sometimes, but overcoming those feelings seems easier when you have to do it for your kid.
Feeling More Secure About Yourself
A lot of moms say they feel more secure about themselves when they become parents. Aside from anything else, there’s just less time to worry about whether you look good or you’re doing the right thing. You’re too busy spending time with your children.
Being More Sociable
Becoming a mom can definitely help you feel more sociable, and it gives you opportunities to meet new people. Some new moms can feel a little lonely, but you can allow motherhood to help you be more open to talking to people.
Facing Negative Comments
Being a mom can also help you to grow a thicker skin. When you need to protect your baby or defend your parenting decisions, negative comments don’t get to you as much. It can help to prepare yourself for any comments that might come your way, especially on “controversial” topics.
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