May 3, 2017


How often do you find yourself repeating relationship patterns and regretting later the choices you’ve made?  Mothers and Daughters offers insights into how and why we do this and here I share with you details relating to my work with daughters who are in conflict wit...

March 18, 2017

Receiving your mother's love is not guaranteed.  It is possible, when a mother has experienced her own traumas that she is unable to love or give her child what is required ‘in the moment.’ 

As a child there may have been times when you felt rejected or unloved and...

February 13, 2017

Separation may be one of the hardest experiences mothers and daughters go through. 

The intimate attachments formed at birth, are past their sell-by date, as a daughter nears adolescence and the complex love a daughter experiences during the separation process with her...

February 4, 2017

Every daughter on the planet will at some time question herself as to who she is and what she wants from life.  She will review what aspects of her mother’s character and behaviour she wants to adopt. 

In adolescence generally, as young women we want to experiment...

January 29, 2017

Your mother will have her own personal identity based on the stigma of how she believed a mother ‘should be’ passed down to her by her own mother, family culture and societal influence.  Her education, upbringing, family of origin and caregivers all shaped her identity...

January 23, 2017

Mothers or a mother figure are our primary source for learning the daughter role.   A daughter’s individual identity depends on her capacity to adopt her mother’s characteristics, much of which happens subconsciously. 

A daughter’s natural inclination is to id...

January 15, 2017

Words, especially yelled in anger, can be very damaging to a child’s self-confidence.  The child probably already feels bad enough just from seeing the consequences of his or her behaviour.  Our sons and daughters don’t need more guilt and self-doubt heaped upon their...

January 9, 2017

Binding mothers often do not have the confidence to live their own lives and to make independent decisions without the support of their daughters.

Over protective mothers can also be classed as binding and frequently gain a sense of self when their daughters make the sa...

January 2, 2017

As well as learning from your mother how to express yourself as a female, your mother teaches you about love, parenting, sex and femininity.  Her beliefs about how things should be, are handed down to you, nearly always with the expectation you will follow in her foots...

December 27, 2016

As babies we don’t recognise ourselves as separate people from our mothers and this influences our view of ourselves in adulthood.

Our mothers influence our physical and psychological development.  As children we are dependent on our mothers, as well as other caregivers...