The Difference between “Tension” and “Toxicity”

Tension- Jonathan VelasquezI’m often asked to explain the difference between a mother-daughter relationship that includes tension and one which is toxic and damaging to the child. The myths of motherhood—that mothering is instinctual and all women are “naturals” at parenting—prevent many from understanding that these dynamics are different.

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When Mom Makes You Feel Invisible

Invisible- Timon StudierUnloved daughters share many common experiences but there are also meaningful differences. How a mother treats her daughter directly shapes her sense of self—her mother’s face is a daughter’s first mirror—and molds both her reactions and behaviors

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