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Moving Forward as a Mother and a Daughter


By Christine McLaughlin

Having a child changes everything -- not only your everyday life, but all of your relationships. How you relate to your spouse, your friends, and perhaps most notably, your mother, completely changes.

"You are no longer just your mom's daughter, but you're a mom in your own right," says relationship expert Sandra Reishus, author of Oh NO! I've Become My Mother (McGraw Hill). "You have a new role to establish with YOUR mom, which can be uncomfortable in the beginning."

Chances are, you are going to want to parent somewhat differently from how your parents did. This will not go unnoticed by your mom. And unless your mother is a rare saint, she will be unable to refrain from commenting on your parenting style. How should you respond? And is it possible to keep the peace? Yes. Here's how:
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