"Without her own-self expression, a mother can become needy rather than resoursfoul. The mother who pursues her won talents, who challenges herself to greater personal excellence, who live the good life, and who has achieved personal happines become an ideal example of personal responsibility to her child. A mother's job is toencourage independence, confidence, and individual happiness. Mothers can do this by their won exampkle of loving and letting go."
from the book "Things Good Mothers Know" by Alexandra Stoddard