Mothers need social support

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Sun, 16 Jul 2017 - 09:55 GMT

Mother and her child- pixabay by PublicDomainPictures

Mother and her child- pixabay by PublicDomainPictures

CAIRO – 16 July 2017: Being a mother is so stressful; it is not only in the early years, it is a full time job you are going to be doing for your whole life. Raising a child is not easy; it takes a lot of experience, effort and dedication, a lot of mothers lose friends, their social connections or their jobs.

According to the NPR Health, there is study that shows that social support is not only important for teens, but also important for their mothers.

As mentioned in the study by Melissa Lippold, assistant professor School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, that social support for mothers might help the connection between her and her teen. The reason why the mother's connection with her child is enhanced this way is because she gets to socialize with another mother and express her-most of the time-overwhelming feelings, as the study showed.

Plus many mothers usually feel ashamed to talk about their problems dealing with their teens, because a mother usually assumes that other mothers have perfect children, stated in NPR Health.

However, if the mother had a social network that she feels safe around and more open to talk about her problems, she becomes closer to her child. Therefore, she becomes more aware of her children's problems, and her teen most probably will take her for advice as included in the study by Lippold.


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