Weekly Wisdom: Mother & Child

The first significant relationship that affects us is the one with our mother (or mother substitute). This is the cornerstone of our development, and thus explains why it is so important that mothers themselves, are sufficiently mature to undertake such a responsibility.

We are entirely dependent upon our mothers; they sustain us and keep us safe; they are the source of love that bathes us in complete acceptance of who we are and give us the assurance of her presence whenever she is needed. Dependence is formed and then a trust that we begin to look for in others outside the mother relationship, which we require for all life challenges.