Sunday, 9 May 2021 is Mother’s Day.
We appreciate that in today’s diverse society, a ‘Mother’ comes in many different forms – be it a biological mother, a stepmother, a grandmother, an aunt, a sister, a foster mother, an adoptive mother, a caregiver. There is no longer a ‘one-size-fits-all’ definition of the traditional mother role.
A Mother-figure (or Mum) plays a critical role within the family dynamic. She is a teacher in every aspect of a child’s developmental growth – social, emotional, physical, cognitive and independence.
Your Mum offers a shoulder to cry-on, a hand to hold, the warmth of a hug. She is your cheerleader, your champion, and teacher. She is nurturing, she is caring, she is yours.
Quite simply….Mum, is a little word that means so much.
Why is a Mother so important?
A Mother-figure (or Mum) plays a critical role in the family, which is a powerful force for social cohesion and integration. The mother-child relationship is vital for the healthy development of children.
From the start of a child’s life, the mother is the most important figure of attachment. The relationship between a parent and child is a vital part of their physical and emotional development. A mother plays multiple roles in a child’s development, as she is a teacher in every aspect of a child’s developmental growth – social emotional, physical, cognitive and independence.
When mothers are not around or don’t spend time with kids it can lead to poor emotional development and behaviors.
These negative feelings for the child include depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, worthlessness or even anger. The absence of parents can also lead to problems with social relationships due to trust issues. They may lack significant relationships because they have not learned proper social skills, or they may develop dependency on people who show them any attention — positive or negative. Emotional imbalances can frequently lead to physical health issues including loss of appetite and other health problems. It is important to give your child attention whenever possible. The quality of time shared together is more important than the quantity of time spent together.
To help celebrate the mothers in our lives, here are some great gift ideas to show your Mum how much she means to you.
Flowers for Charity – Purchase a stunning bouquet of flowers from Petals and 20% of your order will be donated to Act for Kids. Spoil a your Mum with a thoughtful surprise and support children in need at the same time. Simply CLICK HERE to place your order.
Book Mum some relaxation and the ultimate cleanse and hydration boost?This HydraFacial, Mask and LED Light therapy package includes a powerful exfoliation and extraction of dirt from pores while infusing your skin with antioxidants and nutrients to lock in high levels of hydration and boost collagen production for a luminous, glowing complexion. CLICK HERE to save $125 on this amazing gift pack from our partners at Artisan.