Helping Mothers and Daughters Stay Resilient
In this presentation we will examine the “down side” of the myth of the perfect female – how such unattainable expectations develop and are maintained. Mothers and daughters each grapple with issues such as perfection, body image, service, performance, and their own self-evaluations as they relate to these issues. The dynamics of a mother-daughter relationship can often significantly influence how these challenges are met; mother-daughter and daughter-mother communication can be a key factor in navigating this process in an authentic manner. When this dynamic is troubled, there are protective factors that may be cultivated to add increased resilience for young women
just developing their sense of self. Promoting positive body image, enhancing body image in vulnerable populations and utilizing direct intervention with mothers and daughters are all mechanisms for cultivating authenticity and resilience for mothers, daughters and all women in today’s culture.
Contact Information:Melissa Falzarano