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So what makes a good mother? It’s the rare mother who never experiences self-doubt. After all, there is a long list of possible worries for mothers and mothers-to-be: Will I be a good mom? Will my baby be healthy? Will I have any free time?
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No matter your child’s age, it’s human nature to compare how your kids are doing versus others. This can make some of us believe that we are bad mothers. Being a good mother is simple for those willing to focus on the basics.
One of the major challenges in learning how to be a better wife and mother is seeing things from other’s vantage point. This is definitely a challenge that everyone’s favorite TV-mom, Cookie Lyon faces on the Empire TV show. We know that Cookie spent 17 years in prison yet her actions have been praiseworthy since she has been released.
The amazing mother who gave birth to an Empire. Cookie’s quotes typically involve her explaining that she is the wrong B**** yet she has made numerous statements explaining how much she loves her family:
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Whether it is because they are scared of here or truly adore her, the cast of Empire would agree that Cookie Lyon is a terrific mother. While it is easy to criticize Lucious’ parenting skills, it is quite difficult to insult Cookie’s unique style of mothering.
Here’s how to be a Supermom like Cookie from Empire:
Encourage and support your kids. Help your child follow their dreams through powerful messages like, “I believe in you!”
Although she eventually speaks her mind about Hakeem calling his girl group ‘Rainbow Sensation‘ Cookie shows him that she believes in his abilities and is willing to help him achieve his goals. Cookie’s support will motivate and inspire Hakeem. From Empire’s “Without a Country” episode:
Let Your Child Make Mistakes
If you protect your child from making mistakes or rescue them from the consequences you are just delaying them from learning the lessons they need to learn.
Cookie has to let Hakeem learn not to mix business and pleasure. Although she warns him not to cross the line with Valentina, she understands that there is no way to learn from something without experiencing it.
Independence is a gift you give your children that they will cherish and benefit from their entire lives. It’s not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.
Cookie teaches her kids not to trust depend on anyone in this world as even your shadow leaves you when your in darkness. When Cookie and Hakeem crash Leviticus, Cookie announces that Hakeem is coming out of his father’s shadow to develop his own style.
The only thing that is constant is change, so you have to learn to embrace it. Your child is growing, on the inside and outside. As your child evolves you must embrace change by evolving right along with them.
When Cookie finds out that Jamal has started living with Michael she doesn’t show shock, denial, guilt or anger. Cookie loves her son unconditionally and accepts him for who he is.
Mothering can be challenging but it is important to stay patient. Patience is making the choice to control your emotions rather than letting your emotions control you.
Although Cookie would much rather be at Empire’s studios she lets Jamal know that she is willing to travel to a studio in worst condition that they have to pay to use. Cookie understands that patience is the support of weakness whereas impatience is the ruin of strength.
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what your children have to say. Don’t listen with the intent to reply, listen with the intent to understand.
Listening is another lesson we can learn from Cookie. On Empire’s ‘Dangerous Bonds’ episode Cookie shows Jamal that she cares through her sharp listening skills.
Commit to Staying Connected
As Porsha explains, “Cookie did hard time” yet we still love Cookie. From Empire’s first season to the show’s current season, Cookie has show us that she was born to be real, not perfect.