Mothers and Daughters – Examining the Conflict

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Mother and daughterMothers and daughters have a very complex relationship. From “best friend” to authority figure, mothers can play a variety of roles, but conflict with their daughters is almost inevitable. Why is that?

Mothers and daughters fight because you have the mother who is looking at her daughter evolve into a woman, wanting to protect her little girl as she evolves from all of life’s woes.  Additionally, she has to grasp the concept that her daughter is slowly becoming her equal.  Meanwhile, all her daughter wants is the same privileges she believes her mother has which is the freedom to make her own decisions.

But do women really want to be controlled?

Any relationship’s foundation is based on mastering how each person communicates with each other. Moms need to model an example of connection with their daughters instead of the hierarchy example of mother versus child and view their daughters as evolving women who they can offer guidance to through love instead of continually reprimand the many previous generations of women who they have been exposed too.

I have seen myself and many daughters shy away from sharing intimate secrets with their mothers because most parents, especially in previous generations, have parented using fear instead of love, which creates a relationship atmosphere of non-acceptance.

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Janét Aizenstros is a Canadian media proprietor, author, talk show host, speaker, model, producer and globally recognized emotional intelligence advocate. She is a frequent sought-out contributor to HuffPost Live and CTV Canada AM. She has been featured on numerous media outlets internationally and interviewed some of the world’s most recognized celebrities such as Kristian Nairn, Keke Palmer, Brian McKnight, Larenz Tate and more.

From 2012 to 2013, Janét authored seven books in genres ranging from children to self-awareness. Her writings have appeared in numerous anthologies globally whilst her poetry has been recognized by the International Library of Poetry. Her children’s book series Why Mommy Loves can be found globally on all major book retailers and has been inducted in the Guelph Public Library archives along-side world renowned children’s author Robert Munsch. Also, she is a writer for Byblacks.com, Canada’s top Afro-Canadian news site.

She has been selected as one of the Top 10 Inspiring Women in Canada by 29secrets.com for 2014. Listorious ranked Janét 5th on it’s Top 50 Women in Social Media in 2012 amongst Martha Stewart and Arianna Huffington. She has been recognized for many awards including the 2013 – 2014 Shorty Awards which features the best entrepreneurs & celebrities in social media. In addition, Janét has been recognized by her hometown of Guelph for the prestigious YMCA-YWCA Woman of Distinction Award consecutively in 2013 and 2014.

Presently, Janét is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Janét Aizenstros Omni Media Inc. (JAOM), a media platform dedicated to empowering women globally.

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