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Mother-Daughter Project

  • By: Renée Schultz
  • In: Encyclopedia of Motherhood
  • Edited by: Andrea O'Reilly
  • Subject:Sociology of Gender, Parenting, Maternal Health

The Mother-Daughter Project is a grassroots movement focused on the needs of mothers, daughters, and the mother-daughter relationship. The Mother-Daughter Project begins with the concept that mothers can best support their daughters by supporting each other. Women meet regularly in small groups to deconstruct their own journey into womanhood and provide support to each other in raising a daughter. Additionally, mothers and daughters meet together once a month to address the challenging issues that girls face in growing up and to have a shared experience of positive mother-daughter interaction. This often involves mother-daughter groups planning activities that are fun and inspiring for all involved. Together, mothers and daughters co-create an alternative model of mother-daughter connection throughout adolescence and beyond.

Roots of the Project

The Mother-Daughter Project began ...

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