How to Make Your Parents Happy in 4 Easy Steps

Why choose wikiHow?
wikiHow marks an article as reader approved once we have received enough feedback to know that most readers were able to successfully complete the task. In this case, we have also received several testimonials from our readers, who told us how this article truly helped them.

How to Make Your Mother Happy

Two Methods:

It can sometimes be hard to think of ways to make your mom happy beyond the obvious things such as flowers and gifts. While these things are nice, and most moms would not turn them down, there are many other ways you can show your mom that you care about her. Happiness is a very personal thing and varies dramatically from person to person, so you may need to experiment with several of these techniques before you find what makes your own mom the happiest.


Connecting With Your Mom Through Communication

  1. Show your mom that you care.One way to make someone feel valued is to show interest in them: who they are, what they’ve experienced, and what they think about. Asking your mom about her life will offer you the chance to connect with her, and will make her feel happy that you’re interested in what she has to say.
  2. Ask your mom how she’s feeling.Moms are just like anyone else: they need people to talk to. Asking your mom how she’s feeling shows that you’re paying attention to her and that you care about her happiness; that will probably make her very happy.
    • For example, if you notice that she seems stressed, you could say something like this: “You seem really stressed right now, Mom. Are you okay?”
    • Asking your mom about her day is another good way to engage with her. She probably asks you about what you did that day; why not return the favor?
  3. Send her a quick text.Even small acts of kindness have big payoffs. Sending your mom a quick text during the day says you’re thinking about her, and will make her feel appreciated and special. The more people feel cared for, the happier they tend to be.
    • You don’t have to write a novel to make an impact. Even a short “Hi Mom! I hope your day is going well” is enough to show that you care about your mom’s happiness.
  4. Apologize when you know you've done something wrong.Sometimes it’s really hard to apologize to your mom, especially if you feel like she’s on your case a lot. However, apologizing when you’re wrong and taking responsibility for your actions will strengthen your relationship and make your mom feel loved.
    • Good apologies incorporate the “3 R’s”:regret,responsibility, andremedy. This means you:
      • Express regret for the hurt you caused.
      • Take responsibility for your actions, without making excuses.
      • Offer a remedy; a suggestion for what you’ll do differently next time.
    • For example, if your mom points out that you forgot to take out the trash again, say something like “I’m sorry I forgot to take out the trash. I know that meant more work for you. I’ll put a reminder in my phone for Wednesdays so I remember next time.”
  5. Put yourself in her shoes.It can sometimes feel like your mom is your best friend one day and your prison warden the next. Instead of just thinking to yourselfWhy can't she do it?, try imagining what it would be like to be in her position. Exercising your empathy muscles isn't just good for your mom, it's good for you, too.
    • For example, if she asked you about your day and you shrugged her off instead of talking, that might have hurt her feelings. If you’re too busy to talk at that moment, express that clearly by saying something like “Sorry, but I have a lot of homework to finish right now, Mom. Is it okay if we can talk later?” This shows that you do care about connecting with her, even if you can’t do it right then.
    • Moms can do things that embarrass you; in fact, sometimes it can feel like they specialize in it! Try to imaginewhyyour mom is doing what she’s doing. It could be that she’s babying you because she wants you to feel secure, not because she thinks you’re immature. And hey, you can alwaysask herwhy she’s doing what she does.
  6. Develop some inside jokes and references.You probably have a lot of hilarious jokes with your friends, right? Maybe you went to see a movie one time and mispronounced a character’s name, so now it’s funny whenever you bring up that mispronunciation. Having that kind of “secret” humor just between you and your mom will help strengthen your bond and make both of you feel secure and happy in your relationship.

Demonstrating Your Appreciation Through Actions

  1. Make or buy a personal gift for her.Gifts mean more when they show that you put some time and effort into them. They don’t have to be expensive, either; anything that shows that you took the time to think about what would make your mom happy will mean so much.
  2. Leave her a note in her lunch.Maybe your mom always slipped a note into your lunch telling you that she loves you and always will. Why not try it out yourself? You can even pack her lunch for her and leave it in the fridge so she doesn’t have to do a thing in the morning.
  3. Introduce your mom to your friends.Sure, it can be embarrassing to bring your friends home to your mom. You never know if she’s going to try to haul out your baby pictures or talk about that “cute” thing you did when you were five. However, making your mom feel involved in your life will remind her that you care about her -- even when she’s embarrassing you.
  4. Help your mom around the house.Doing chores can be stressful and a huge drain on time. Take some of the pressure off your mom by helping out with things you’re able to do. This works even better if you surprise her; for example, if she gets home from work and finds all the dishes done already, she’ll be really happy.
  5. Make a meal for her.Getting dinner together can be incredibly stressful. If you know your mom is having a busy week, tell her you’d like to cook dinner one night. Even if you can’t do it all yourself, offer to help her in the kitchen. You’ll learn some sweet cooking skills and get to spend quality time together.
    • Breakfast in bed is a tried-and-true classic. While many people save it for Mother’s Day. The truth is that your mom will probably appreciate breakfast in bed on any weekend!
    • Take time to figure out what her favorite foods are and make them for her. If she likes something that’s too complicated for you, or that you don’t know how to make, ask her to teach you how to make it a few weeks before you want to make it for her.
  6. Take on more responsibility for yourself.It can be incredibly stressful and time-consuming for your mom to manage everyone’s schedules, especially if you are part of a large family. Keeping up with your appointments and outings on your own will help take the burden off your mom. A mom with less stress is a mom with more happiness!
  7. Spend time with your mom.Ask to hang out, just the two of you. Suggest you see a movie that you know she’s really excited about. You can offer to play video games with her or just go on a walk; the important thing is to show that you’re interested in spending time with her.
    • Outings don’t even have to cost anything. For example, if you’re both animal lovers, suggest that you and your mom go to the local animal shelter and play with the animals. Many rescue animals need socialization, so in addition to making your mom happy, you’ll also be helping cats, dogs, and the occasional ferret.
  8. Remember important dates.Nothing makes a mom feel more special than her children remembering her birthday or anniversary. Send her a heartfelt letter, card, or e-card that expresses how much she means to you.
    • To help you remember important dates, put them into your phone’s calendar. If you’re friends with your mom on Facebook, for example, the site will remind you about her upcoming birthday.

Community Q&A

Ask a Question
200 characters left
Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered.
  • Even if you’ve moved out on your own, you can still do a lot of these things to bring a smile to your mom’s face. Staying in touch with texts, calls, and even messages on social media can help your mom feel connected to you.
  • While grand gestures are also great, it’s the little day-to-day things that help people feel appreciated and loved. These usually don’t cost much, but the rewards they bring is priceless.
  • Make her a homemade gift. She will love it.
  • Concentrating in school and getting good grades will make your mom happy; a lot of mothers worry about whether or not their child is getting a good education.
  • Give her a hug and tell her how much you love her!
  • Tell her that you love her for who she is and what she always does for you.
  • You can do anything for her without her telling you at all.
  • Do things without your mom asking!
  • Clean up and do your chores even without your mom asking you.
  • If she's embarrassing you in front of your friends, talk to her about it afterwards. Don't shout and be disrespectful!
  • Clean your room and show her you are responsible. Your mother always tell you to clean your room. Why not clean it before she tells you?
  • Don't argue about little things.
  • Make dinner or watch your sister or brother if you are older than them.
  • Most moms shout a lot. If this is your mom then just ask her to calm down and then give her a hug and kiss.
  • Show her you care don't let her do everything herself. Help her more often!
  • Thank her once in a while and give her a hug. Even moms need a break sometimes.
  • Get fit. Showing her that your not a lazy person can get you respect.
  • When your mom is really tired and stressed out try cleaning up the house, doing the laundry, cooking, taking care of younger siblings and also make her a cup of tea and bring whatever snack your mom loves with the tea, and let her watch her favorite show or movie alone unless she says she wants company.
  • Tell your mother that you will always support her and be there when she needs help and support.

Related wikiHows

Sources and Citations

Made Recently

Add a photo
Upload error
Awesome picture! Tell us more about it?

Article Info


In other languages:

Deutsch: , Italiano: , Português: , Français: , Русский: , Español: , Bahasa Indonesia: , العربية: 

Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 256,674 times.
Did this article help you?

About This Article

1,700 votes - 75%
Click a star to vote
75% of people told us that this article helped them.
Views: 256,674


May 20

"I gave her a kiss and a hug."

Jerika Narcho

May 14

"Me and my siblings made her a card and we did all the steps and she felt so happy when we did it for her."
Rated this article:

Jana Alkarajeh

Jun 15, 2019

"I really liked the tips. I feel that I have to concentrate on my mom more and more to let her feel that I actuallylove her, especially because I was disrespectful with her lately. I regret what I did and I have to show her that I learned a lesson."

Athi Marubelela

Oct 25, 2019

"The article helped me in many ways, meaning that I understand my mom now and I also know how to make her happy. Iknow if I did anything wrong I have to say "sorry, mom" and show her appreciation."

Paya Saravani

Apr 18, 2019

"This article is awesome. I acted grumpy at first. When she came back I just said, "hi," and then did whatI was doing before she came. Your awesome article made me spend more time with her."


May 9, 2019

"My mom isn't really a great mom, because her mom was sick, so she didn't get a good example. When I made my momhappy, it really helped her; she started doing a lot more. Thank you so much!"
Rated this article:

Faadiyah Zehrah

Jul 26, 2019

"I helped her with small household works so that she does not feel alone. I think that every mother is special andthat we need to give them a caring attention for what they did for us."

Rasjeevan Kaur

Apr 12

"I love my mama and I tell her everything that is in my mind. My mum is my fire brigade. She helps with all myproblems, and I love my mum and my brother. She always makes me happy."


Aug 3, 2019

"I do many of the things which are mentioned here but I had forgotten that my mum loves when someone leaves a nicenote for her and she finds. I got it here, thanks!"
Rated this article:


Feb 14

"My mother won't listen to me. After reading, I felt that perhaps if I listened to her, she would be willing tolisten to me. It worked wonders for me! Thanks!"

Maisy-Rose Lanyon

Nov 14, 2019

"I sometimes upset my mum, so I searched for a website to help. This wikiHow article helped and gave me great tips.I recommend this site."


Aug 21, 2019

"The most helpful tips were to do things without being asked to do them and keep your own life in check so your momcan be proud of you."

Samiyah Khan

Jun 17, 2019

"Doing public chores helped me a lot. I also got involved in the text messages, and it helped. Thank you so much!"


Jul 21, 2019

"There was a tip in every point which is possible to be done by every kid. So I feel I can make my mom happier now."


Jan 5

"The tip that helped me the most is saying hi to my mom when she is at her workplace and wishing her a good day."

Shantel Alicia

Oct 18, 2019

"I really liked it and I think I have to do things that make my mom happy. I have to spend more time with her."

Rocio Garnica

Jul 26, 2019

"Tell some jokes and spend time with her, she will be so happy. Your mom wants to know you love her and care."


Dec 22, 2019

"I love wikiHow, any time I need ideas I just go to wikiHow and it works all the time, thanks wikiHow. "

Ashley Coleman

Aug 5, 2019

"My mom is always angry and I don't know how to make her happy but I think this article will help me."
Rated this article:


Nov 28, 2019

"Preparing food for my parents and helping her in household work were the most helpful tips."

Lucksha K.

Aug 18, 2019

"It was very helpful, as my mum isn't so stressed anymore and is spending more time with me."
Rated this article:


Jul 27, 2019

"When I get told off I shut up so she doesn't get more angry, try it and see if it works."
Rated this article:

J. W.

Jun 14, 2019

"I want my mom to be happy. She's been stressed a lot, so the stress related tips helped."
Rated this article:

Arcot Komal

Jun 23, 2019

"This helped me a lot and now my mom and my relationship is very good, thanks for that!"
Rated this article:


Jul 19, 2019

"I was confused until I read this, it was simple and awesome in the same time, thanks!"
Rated this article:


Apr 1

"This is very helpful because I want to show my mom I love her a lot, thank you!"


Jul 30, 2019

"It helped me by perking my mom up and making her feel good at home and at work."


Apr 13, 2019

"The article had very easy responses that I could remember, and they worked!"

Lovely Rao

Aug 27, 2019

"I made my mother happy by buying her some flowers and making her a cake.

Video: You will LOVE your MOTHER more after watching this video

How to Make Your Mother Happy
How to Make Your Mother Happy images

2019 year
2019 year - How to Make Your Mother Happy pictures

How to Make Your Mother Happy forecasting
How to Make Your Mother Happy forecast photo

How to Make Your Mother Happy foto
How to Make Your Mother Happy photo

How to Make Your Mother Happy How to Make Your Mother Happy new photo
How to Make Your Mother Happy new pics

photo How to Make Your Mother Happy
picture How to Make Your Mother Happy

Watch How to Make Your Mother Happy video
Watch How to Make Your Mother Happy video

Forum on this topic: How to Make Your Mother Happy, how-to-make-your-mother-happy/
Communication on this topic: How to Make Your Mother Happy, how-to-make-your-mother-happy/ , how-to-make-your-mother-happy/

Related News

Why Get Married Not For Money, That’s For Sure
What Happens to Your Body When Youre in Ketosis
How To Stop Mum Guilt’ From Holding You Back
5 Ways Youre Doing Ab Exercises Wrong
How to Decrystallize Honey
My Lovers Wife Is OK With Our Affair
YSL Eyes Summer 2019 Makeup Collection
Steph Curry says Trump is an asset, but only if you remove the -et
3 Things You Never Knew About SmokeyEyes
DC weed group to hand out 4,200 joints, light up at 4:20 during Trumps inauguration speech

Date: 12.12.2018, 23:48 / Views: 55355