I am sure you have met her too, super-mom. She is everywhere, independent what activity you start with your kids, super-mom is already there. If you go to a weekly children sport group with your son, super-mom is there with her kid too. If you go with your daughter to her weekly music lesson, super-mom is there too with her highly talented girl.

It’s okay to go for some activities with your little ones, but does it really have to be every possible activity? And every day a week? And not only that, super-mom needs to proof to everyone that she really is a super-mom. She knows every single nursery rhyme and looks at you punitively if you don’t. She is proud as a peahen of her kid and does not miss a chance to communicate how great her little ones are.

But looking into her kids faces gives a different impression. For some reason they don’t look happy. Would you look happy if your mom would push you every day to one or more activities? You would go swimming, children sports, you would learn a foreign language, learn how to play an instrument, sing in a chorus and in between your mom would make sure that you are learning something additionally. I wouldn’t look happy either, I would rather looking tired. Where is the place to play, to be creative, to draw or to create something? Where is the time to dream? Where is the time to meet friends? Where is the childhood?

In my opinion super-mom is stealing the childhood and is using her kids to make her looking good in the eyes of others. She is showing her successful kids around. But are these kids really successful? Will they be more successful in life than others? I doubt it.

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