Mother's Day Tribute

May 9, 2021 | Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director | @drmelaniechandler | Comments (1)

This week for Mother's Day, I wanted to give special appreciation to Moms and those who care for Moms.  Over 75% of our couples in HABIT are married couple, so we find ourselves often talking about marital relationships or highlighting married couples on this blog. But, we also have a good number of adult children as support partners for their partner in HABIT. So, I also want to give a shout out to those sons and daughters who join us almost every time in HABIT in support of Mom (Dad's, too, but they'll have to wait their turn!)

Mild Cognitive Impairment often impacts the Mother-Child relationship as well.  Adult children find themselves in a sometimes "careful" role of helping Mom without acting like Mom's parent.  It can be a difficult, but also very loving dynamic that emerges.

Mom's - you gave so much to these kids over the years, I'm so grateful to all of those you've raised so well and have been such wonderful care partners over these years of HABIT.


Do you know a Mom or Supporter of Mom that needs some appreciation?  Make a comment to let us know!

Interested in more newsfeed posts like this? Go to the Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) blog.

It seems to me that women shift roles as caregivers throughout their life. In our younger days we became the mothers and took care of our children, as we got older we mother to our mothers and our fathers, and then as wives or companions we mother the men and women who we spend our lives with. Motherhood seems to take so many forms but ultimately it’s a form of caregiving. Mini years ago I asked the question if women were the best caregivers or if it’s just biologically some thing that we do. Now I see that our partners and our companions care for us as well just in different ways. So grateful to honor all the mothers out there. I hope you had a great Mother’s Day

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