Bernice focused on taking care of her children. She works hard day and night to make sure that she’ll be able to provide for their needs– not just material things but most importantly, time. She makes sure to provide them great experiences and memories that they will surely remember and be grateful for.
As her children grow, Bernice learned to discipline them. She was surprised that she can be as hard as stone when she’s disciplining them, but she believes that disciplining them while they’re still young will help them develop a sense of responsibility and self-control.
Bernice with her children.
The most challenging part is that you do not have anyone to help you or console you when things get tough. You’ll have to do everything on your own. No matter how happy I am with my kids, it can get lonely at times especially when I am tired and I really don’t want to talk to anyone, just looking for a hug or a shoulder to lean on and sigh over a cup of coffee or tea.”
Aside from providing for their needs and disciplining them, Bernice also developed open communication with her children. She lets her children speak to her about everything and anything they are curious about. She said that having children taught her to be patient and to actively listen. Because of the age gap, each child has a different way of communicating and has their own needs.
The challenges of being a mom easily are overcome by their children’s affection and Bernice is no different.
Just hearing them say, “I love you, Mommy!”, getting random kisses every day and when they say “I need a hug ‘coz I need energy.”
They know their mom is strong and can handle everything. She is their Wonder Woman.