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Lucy Ortega @LucyUMM

The relationship we have with our children is one that we will encourage from the first years of life, so it is important to dedicate time to our children, to generate a bond with them in which trust and respect are always the basis.

Now, a study found that the relationship between mothers and daughters is the strongest, in terms of the relationships that may be between parents and children.

The study

According to the study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, this is due to the chemistry of the brain and how it processes emotions, because the part of the brain that deals with it works more similarly between mothers and daughters, in comparison with the other possible relationships that may exist between parents and their children (mother-child, father-son or father-daughter).

Although the study was small and only had the participation of 35 families, it is one that confirms the strong bond that exists between mothers and daughters, mainly because the empathy of the mothers usually moves towards the children and in the case of the girls, it is usually stronger.

The researchers also believe that this result may be useful, because based on the mental health history of mothers, could help predict the mental health of the daughters.

Each family is a world

Now, although the study has found that the relationship between mothers and daughters is stronger than other relationships between parents and children, this does not mean that it is the case in all cases . Each family is a world and even in the case of a mother who has two daughters, the relationship can be very different with each of them.

There will undoubtedly be families in which the bond between parents and daughters is stronger, or the sons are more united to the mother. The important thing here is to foster a good relationship with our children from a young age, so that a strong bond with them is born, based on love, empathy and respect.

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Via | Motherly
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