When it comes to cats, there are so many things they’ve got down pat. Basically, they seem to know exactly what they're doing at all times: They're independent yet they’ll drop crumbs of love to string you along. Somehow they manage to make playing with dainty cat toys cute, even with their claws out. Most surprisingly, though, they’re pretty fantastic parents — and there’s nothing more precious than a cat in a cuddle ball with their kitten, purring away. You realize what this means, right? There are parenting hacks we can learn from cats, and that’s kind of awesome (if you’re a cat person, that is).
As moms, cats not only demand their matriarchal position (more on that later), but they also nurture and teach their kittens in valuable and unique ways. They’re caring toward their young and encourage them to learn and accomplish behaviors they’ll need to survive successfully on their own. And though some cats have several kittens to a litter — kudos to them for tackling that gracefully — they still have a specific connection to each of their offspring.
So, if you thought you were a cat person before pregnancy or kids, you’re in a for a real treat. These parenting hacks that cats have mastered will make you love adore those felines even more.