Essay about Mother-daughter Relationships
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The relationship between parents and their children is one of the most basic human interactions. Mothers and daughters provide both physical and emotional care for their young sons and daughters. In the process, parents will instill children with family values and goals, while teaching them the accepted norms and values of society. This is done in hope that parents will one day see their own children become mature adults, with their own goals and purposes in life.
Mother-daughter relationships can be complex, but also filled with compassion and love. Mothers and daughters often seem farther away from each other than they really are. Usually when a girl goes through adolescence, the relationship between her and her mother begin to…show more content…
I started keeping things from my mom and not talking to her as much. We were growing apart and we both knew it, but I didn’t know what to do. It seemed like I wanted to keep things to myself and I just wanted my own privacy. Girls at their most vulnerable time reject the help of the one person who wants most to understand their needs. Erin also says “I didn’t get along with my mom at all. I would go to school and then when I came home, I’d lock myself in my room. I just didn’t want to see her or deal with her. It wasn’t like I hated her, I was just going through a lot and didn’t know how to express myself, other than to ‘hide’ from everyone.” Girls truly desire strong ties with their mothers, but many times it’s hard to figure out how to maintain these ties with their them. Mothers also feel helpless during these times, not knowing what to say or do, afraid that their daughters would just become more and more upset and angry with them. #My mother, Cathy, has said that with both my sister and I, she has #“felt like my kids were beginning to need me less and less and I just feel helpless.” Sometimes mothers feel like they can’t help their daughter, they feel like they are the cause of all their problems. Cathy also agrees. #“I did feel like I caused many problems in both of my daughters lives and even with the problems I knew I wasn’t the cause of, I just felt that if I tried to help in any way, then I would only be making things worse.” Teen girls also face decisions
Types of a Mothers Love Essay
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Types of a Mothers Love A mother's love for her children is supposed to be something that never dies. The problem is, this 'love' can be expressed in many ways. Sometimes, the love is shown in such a way that there is no doubt that this woman would do anything for her offspring. Sometime, this love can be viewed, as a way that that the mother is trying to mold her daughter into what she believes is the 'right' way to behave. Other times, the mother is trying her best to make sure that her child is doing HER best. These three types of "love" are expressed in the three short stories "Girl," "Gravity," and "Two Kinds."
The mother in "Girl" is portrayed as an overbearing monster. For some unknown reason, she has…show more content…
The daughter in this story has to live with the reality that her mother has a mindset of what a woman is. Unfortunately, it appears to be virtually impossible to fill the mold that her mother has for her. In "Gravity," the mother has been put into an awful situation. Her son, who seems to be about 30 years old, has the AIDS virus. He has grown weak and feeble. He basically relies on his mother for all his needs. This mother is portrayed as a mother that will (and unfortunately has to) do anything for her son. Even when he was a little child who could not see, his mother lent him her glasses so he could see "Fiddler on the Roof." She did this with full knowledge that she would be forced to squint for the entire showing. The mother herself has her own sicknesses, which she has to deal with. But, even still, she puts her son's well - being before hers… just like she has when he was a little child who couldn't see. The mother not only does things to help her son physically, she does things to help him emotionally. When she and her son are in a shop purchasing a gift bowl, she tossed the $500 glass bowl to her feeble son. To the surprise of her son and everyone else in the store, he held on. Theo, the son, was overwhelmed with joy that he didn't see a pile of glass in front of his feet. As good as a mother as she is, she does have some flaws. First, she somewhat gives the impression that she has been annoyed with the situation. She also