Friday, May 9, 2008

Mother’s Day (May 11) Tough On Motherless Daughters

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Mother’s Day (May 11) can be miserable.

Hope Edelman is the author of Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss (Delta), and she says on Mother’s Day, “There’s no place for children or adult women who’ve lost their mothers. They’re surrounded by constant reminders, like Hallmark cards.”

The traditionally happy holiday can re-trigger the grief cycle for a child that’s lost their mother.

Kids who’ve recently lost their mom may even try to hide the fact that she isn’t around.

But Edelman says, “It’s important not to pretend the mother didn’t exist. Children need to have an ongoing relationship with her.”

Edelman suggests telling stories and writing letters about a missing mom, and says, “Stories about a lost parent are the lifeblood for children.”

Edelman will be the guest speaker tomorrow (May 10) at the Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Torrance, California, for an afternoon tea with hundreds of motherless daughters.

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