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Mother Daughter Relationship

How To Hit The 'Reset' Button If Your Mother/Daughter Dynamic Is Messed Up

Posted 03.27.2015 | Dr. Phil

Amber, 24, says her mom Julie failed her as a parent. "At this point, I am through with her unless I see some drastic change but I don't think she's c...

Why There's an Age Gap Between Our 3 Children

Alishia Osborn | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Alishia Osborn

She is the most determined, tough little girl I know. She doesn't take crap from anyone. She loves hard, plays hard, tries new things, doesn't give up and leaves me amazed at what she can accomplish.

Why 21-Year-Old Blames Her Mom For Weight Struggles

Posted 03.19.2015 | Dr. Phil

“My mother is always mean to me and constantly making comments about my weight,” says 21-year-old Dominique, who weighs 229 pounds. “She always ...

8 Things My Very Tall Daughter Can Expect

Ali Solomon | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Ali Solomon

If people who see your your elongated limbs assume you run fast, are graceful or have coordination, don't correct them. By the time they learn the truth, you'll already be the team captain.

The Frenemy In The Mirror

Georgia Kolias | Posted 03.11.2015 | Parents
Georgia Kolias

If my daughter had my body, did that mean that she would have an adversarial relationship with her body? Or was it possible that she could retain that natural self-acceptance that children are born with?

How I Coped With My Mom's Breast Cancer

Meg Seitz | Posted 03.06.2015 | Women
Meg Seitz

It's a total head game when someone you love is diagnosed with cancer. You start to question absolutely everything -- what you do, what you say, who your friends are, who you date, who you are.

Mothers, Daughters and Eating Disorders

Rosjke Hasseldine | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosjke Hasseldine

Mother blaming is patriarchy's age-old way of taking the focus away from the harm that it causes women by making women responsible for harming themselves.

Why I Want to Be Outwitted By My 3-Year-Old (Sometimes)

Jamie Harrington | Posted 02.25.2015 | Parents
Jamie Harrington

I'm not there on the playground when she has to decide if the best decision is to hit a kid or to convince them to give her the ball. Hopefully, the argumentative skills she's learned at home teach her to get that ball without being aggressive.

Best Supporting Actress? Mom

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 02.25.2015 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

I pulled her into an empty rehearsal room and wracked my brain. When in my life had I been truly scared? And what had people said to ease my fears?

I Had A Baby, But I Was Nobody's Mother

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 02.26.2015 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

I kissed a girl for the first time when I was 22 years old and fell madly in love. For nine months before, she had been my constant companion, a blind little flounder that swam and bubbled under my skin. She was warm and wet and growing every day; I was terrified.

The Lessons My Daughter Taught Me

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 02.23.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

One of the hardest things about single parenting is accepting my children's choices without apology, shame or judgment.

How the Dynamics Change When Your Teen Gets Her Driver's License

Judy Mollen Walters | Posted 02.04.2015 | Parents
Judy Mollen Walters

I like getting to talk to my daughter, and the car is one of the best places. There's little or no eye contact, so we can talk about lots of things we might not otherwise talk about.

To My Daughter, At Halftime

Whitney Fleming | Posted 02.04.2015 | Parents
Whitney Fleming

Although other moms have warned me that the second half is hard -- perhaps the hardest -- part of having a daughter, I think we're ready to tackle it. Like any good coach, I've got a game plan, and I know what worked in the first half probably won't work in the next.


Amy Elias, MS | Posted 01.29.2015 | Women
Amy Elias, MS

Of all the words there could ever be titles and fashions of the lady I love, Mother shines way above the beauty of all tragedy. Of all the...

The Joys Of Motherhood

Meredith Hale | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents
Meredith Hale

Motherhood is surreal. Despite your best intentions to be a "cool mom," it's often hard to refrain from bursting out with absurdities like "We don't eat iPhones in this house," or "Get your tiara off the cat."

I Hate You, Don't Leave Me (Conversations With My 12-year-old Daughter)

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 01.27.2015 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

I awoke one morning and my logical, agreeable daughter had been replaced by one who was rude. And angry. For no apparent reason.

The Mother-Daughter Relationship

Honey Good | Posted 01.26.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

The truth of the matter is, I am my mother's daughter and have been for years. The ties between my mother and me are fierce and forever.

A Birthday Message to My 14-Year-Old Daughter

Kristen Daukas | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Kristen Daukas

I love the fact that I still get to catch glimpses of you as a little girl when you get excited over things. Sometimes I'm jealous of the secret giggles that you share with your friends -- especially when I ask what's so funny and get that look that teenagers are so good at giving

Finding Stillness With My Toddler

Becky Tountas | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

There is no greater joy then seeing my daughter thrive. She grows week-to-week, day-to-day; this is what a parent wants. But there is a part of me that wishes I could hold her like I did when she was a tiny newborn. I want to slow things down, even just for a moment.

14 Lessons I Want To Teach My Daughters

Lisa Witherspoon | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Lisa Witherspoon

Choose friends wisely. Envelope yourself with positive, supportive, intelligent, morally ethical people with whom you share a mutual respect. Choose friends who see your beauty (inside and out) and who make you a better, happier person.

Why 'Mom' Is So Much More Than a Simple Name

Jan DeBlieu | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Jan DeBlieu

"Hey," the young man persisted, "I've been wanting to ask someone this: What do you think about calling your mother by her first name, instead of 'Mom'?"

How To Communicate With Your Teen Daughter, Explained

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Trisha de Borchgrave

Telephone occasionally and bring the call to an end yourself, citing things you need to do. If leaving a voicemail (not more than one or two, max), don't sound breathless with that feigned surplus of activity, just minimally distracted by the fulfillments of your own life.

Lessons From a Little Girl

Becky Tountas | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

The truth is, she can take or leave my instructions -- they are just words, but she sees everything that I do.

As If Rinsing Out Ballet Tights Were The Truest Form of Love

Amber Nichols-Buckley | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Amber Nichols-Buckley

I remember watching my grandmother, her wrinkled, blue-veined hands turning vermillion in the hot, Ivory soap-sudded water, working the day out of my stockings and slips.

Does Being a Stay-at-Home Mom Make Me a Good Example For My Daughters?

Lisa Witherspoon | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Lisa Witherspoon

I wonder if they see (or will someday see) my lack of a formal career as an expectation of who they should be as adults.