A Mother’s role is judged by all, even their children. Today I had a previous colour client come to me for makeup advice. Really, she came because she needed a boost of confidence.
Mother of two children, a daughter 2 years and a baby boy, she is young gorgeous and bright. But her confidence level possibly bought about by lack of sleep and interaction with adults was missing.
I asked her, “Why are you here?” Her response was to feel good about myself and because of my daughter. Many mothers have recognised the need to be role models for their children, in particular their daughters. This mother was never taught how to wear makeup. She saw makeup on models in magazines, on celebrities and often wondered how. This mother is determined to be her daughter’s role model in all areas of life. Some may see makeup as masking ones true image and personality but I firmly believe that it can enhance your personality. If makeup is a part of your everyday life it can contribute to you feeling positive and confident, it becomes a part of you, like wearing clothes.
As mothers we are often hard on ourselves. We put aside the need to feel good about ourselves because we do not have the time. Many times this is visible by our children. How can we expect our children to take pride in their appearance and behaviour if we do not demonstrate the same qualities?
Last week I worked with a teenage girl who said (infront of her mother) “I don’t ask mum, because she doesn’t look after herself”. My heart broke for the mother. So as it comes close to mother’s day, ladies I urge you to take time out and reflect on your strengths. Ask yourself if you are a role model to your children. It may be what you say, how you act or the way you present yourself. Remember your child wakes up to you in the morning and see you last thing in the evening before bed. You should be their key role model. Stand up and be proud.