Mothers and daughters have a unique relationship that no one from outside can even begin to comprehend. They love and understand each other with an intensity that makes others jealous. Their relationship is not without challenges though.
These quotes describe the best and most demanding aspects of a mother-daughter relationship. Check them out and you will gain you a new appreciation for your mum or daughter.
A mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance actually vaccinates her daughter against low self-esteem. – Naomi Wolf
The lessons that daughters learn from their mothers are not always obvious. The mother has an incredible power to influence her daughter, not only by teaching her things but also by providing her with a good personal example. Behind every confident daughter hides a strong and confident mother.
Mothers are their daughters’ role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships. – Victoria Secunda
In the life of a girl, her mother is the most important figure and the role model that teaches her how to grow into a wonderful, kind, confident, and successful woman. The mother is the one to teach a girl how to navigate the turbulent world of emotions, relationships, and career goals.
Mothers of daughters are daughters of mothers and have remained so, in circles joined to circles, since time began. – Signe Hammer
There is a profound connection between mothers and daughters because they inherit from each other the gift of giving life and they are also the carriers of love and affection. As women, mothers and daughters are united in a sacred endless circle.
A mother’s treasure is her daughter. – Catherine Pulsifer
There is nothing that a mother treasures more than her children. Having a daughter is a true blessing for a woman because she can easily bond with her daughter. She has countless lessons to teach her little girl from her own experience.
A son is a son till he takes him a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life. – Irish Saying
Daughters never forget their parents, even when they build their own families. The connection between a woman and her mother becomes even more profound when the woman has her own children because now she can understand her mother better.
I am not a perfect mother and I will never be. You are not a perfect daughter and you will never be. But put us together and we will be the best mother and daughter we would ever be. – Zoraida Pesante
There are no perfect mothers such as there are not perfect daughters. However, a good mother and a good daughter can have an incredible relationship because their hearts and their minds talk the same language.
What the daughter does, the mother did. – Jewish Proverb
Daughters learn much more than they think from their mothers. Even without realizing it, they discover that they copy their mother’s mannerisms, habits, and ways of speaking, dressing, or communicating.
The relationship between parents and children, but especially between mothers and daughters, is tremendously powerful, scarcely to be comprehended in any rational way. – Joyce Carol Oates
The connection between mothers and daughters is something that can hardly be explained rationally or logically. It starts with an instinct but slowly blossoms into a profound feeling of love, mutual understanding, affection, and care.
As the mother of two daughters, I have great respect for women. And I don’t ever want to lose that. – Vera Wang
Mothers truly understand what it means to be a woman when they get the chance to witness their daughters growing up. By accompanying their daughters on the road to becoming women, mothers gain a greater awareness of their own lives.
A mother teaches her daughter how to feel about herself, about handling pressure, about relishing life’s joys and conquering fears. – Melissa Harrison
There are many things that girls learn from their mothers. These are lessons that cannot come from anywhere else because only a mother is able to share them. Mothers teach daughters how to gain confidence, challenge their fears, and enjoy the beauty of life.
There is no one right way to have a relationship – there are as many ways as there are mothers and daughters. Each relationship is unique. – Judy Ford
Mothers and daughters who want to have a good relationship should not look for recipes of success because such things don’t exist. The depth of each relationship is dictated by the effort and love that people decide to put in, and that is also true when it comes to family relationships.
Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother. – Unknown
Unfortunately, we don’t get an instruction manual at birth but we have our mothers who are the best and most loving teachers in the world. Girls will find in their mothers the greatest supporters and get from them first-hand insights about what it takes to be a woman.
My daughter is my biggest achievement. She is a little star and my life has changed so much for the better since she came along. – Denise Van Outen
A mother realizes when she gives birth to a daughter that her life will change in irrevocable but wonderful ways. Having a daughter is an enriching, life-changing experience for women. Daughters are the joy of their mothers’ lives.
Mothers and daughters are individuals. The bond between them is sacred and indestructible, but they are still individuals, each responsible for their own actions and fate. – Charney Herst
The bond between mothers and daughters is very natural but that does not mean that it cannot encounter challenges. As flawed beings, we are sometimes selfish, stubborn, or controlling and that can affect a relationship.
Every mother hopes that her daughter will marry a better man than she did, and is convinced that her son will never find a wife as good as his father did. – Martin Andersen Nexo
Mothers have great hopes for their daughters. They always wish that their daughters achieve things that they weren’t able to. They dream of a better career and better husband for them, sometimes with higher expectations that the daughters themselves have.
While we have had our differences I wouldn’t trade my daughter for anything or anyone else in the world. She has made a tremendous positive difference in my life. – Kate Summers
It is impossible for a mother and a daughter to not have any differences because they are unique individuals, with their own desires, opinions, and expectations. However, regardless of any differences, they know that they are precious to each other and that the positive things in their relationship heavily outweigh the negative ones.
I never thought I would say this but raising a daughter is different than raising a son. But the one thing that is not different is my love for each of them. – Catherine Pulsifer
Raising a daughter comes with a different set of challenges than raising a son because daughters have a unique sensitivity and unique needs that only a mother can understand. Although a mother loves her children equally, her ways of showing love is not always the same.
The mother-daughter relationship is one of the most complex of all types because the levels of expectations for love and understanding are so high. – Dr. Trevicia Williams
The relationship between a mother and her daughter can feel both effortless and challenging, depending on how much love each decides to invest or how many compromises they are willing to make. It is a relationship that runs on a lot of love and takes patience and understanding.
I enjoy my life with my daughter. She is one of my favorite people on this planet. – Colleen O’Grady
There is nothing more heartwarming for a daughter that to discover that her mother truly likes her for what she is. It means that the love of her mother is not just a maternal instinct, but a profound and honest appreciation.
Mothering is a mysterious task. First you create an intimate, all-consuming attachment with your daughter, then you spend the rest of your life learning to let her go. – Judy Ford
Being a mother is very emotionally consuming because it is the mother’s job to teach her daughter to be confident but by learning that, the daughter will strive to gain independence. Mothers love with all their hearts only to be forced to let go of their children as they grow.
Maybe it’s just a daughter’s job to piss off her mother. – Chuck Palahniuk
Daughters love their mothers dearly, but that does not mean they will always behave as they mothers want. Some like to rebel just to prove that they are able to make their own decisions. Distancing from the mother is often seen as a step towards independece.
A mother influences her daughter’s development through many stages of her life and ideally, represents a suitable role model for her daughter to learn from. – Wendy Fry
A mother has a key role in her daughter’s life, from her birth until the moment she becomes a mother herself. Ideally, the mother exerts a positive influence and is a helpful presence in her daughters’ life.
The woman who bore me is no longer alive, but I seem to be her daughter in increasingly profound ways. – Johnnetta Betsch Cole
The bond between mothers and daughters goes beyond any separation. It is not something that can be broken. Even when her mother is no longer alive, every woman continues to be a daughter because she carries her mother alive in her heart.
A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend. – Unknown
As a woman, the best thing about having a daughter is knowing that your little princess will grow up to be your closest friend. You will share relationship advice, fashion and beauty tips, and you will find joy in being in each other’s presence.
So, after much observation, I realized that our daughters needed the same things we lacked in our younger years…wisdom. Without wisdom we continue to blunder through life repeating the same mistakes. – Laura Alexander
When raising her daughter, a woman has the great advantage of life experience from which she can draw many lessons to share with her sweet little girl. By imparting her wisdom, a mother helps her daughter avoid the mistakes that she made.
A loving and careful mother both recognizes and even protects her daughter’s autonomy and also helps her dance out confidently on to a wider stage. – Rachel Billington
The best mother that a girl could wish for is someone who can offer her protection and care, but also leave her enough freedom to make her own choices. A good mother knows how to be protective without becoming controlling.
What I wanted most for my daughter was that she be able to soar confidently in her own sky, wherever that might be, and if there was space for me as well, I would, indeed, have reaped what I had tried to sow. – Helen Claes
Mothers want their daughters to become independent, compassionate and loving women and to find their own happiness, no matter what that entails. A loving mother doesn’t ask for anything for herself but takes her happiness from seeing her daughter happy.
My daughter, while we have had adversity, we also have had more sweet memories that allow us to overcome the challenges we faced. – Ann Butler
A successful mother-daughter relationship means sharing many sweet memories, without ignoring the challenges and struggles of the relationship but fighting to overcome them. Differences are normal but they should not stand in the way of happy memories.
My mother wanted me to be her wings, to fly as she never quite had the courage to do. I love her for that. I love the fact that she wanted to give birth to her own wings. – Erica Jong
Mothers put a lot of faith in their daughters. They want their daughters to accomplish all their dreams and they give them all the support that is necessary to make sure that happens.
My mother… she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her. – Jodi Picoult
The greatest form of respect a daughter can show her mother is wanting to become like her. When a daughter sees beauty, confidence, and strength in her mother, she will want to stand up to her example and imitate her.
No daughter and mother ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them. – Christie Watson
No matter how big is the distance between them, a mother and a daughter will always feel close to each other. Their bond transcends time and space and they will always find a way to support each other in times of need.