Back in the days when we were still young, each time my mother scolded us we often thought that she was very wicked and we may slammed the door at her, call her different names, most often if she caught us she will beat us more and force us to apologize to her and sometimes, she will clean our eyes and pet us to sleep.
I remember a certain day when some people came to visit my dad, I was in the sitting room with my dad when they came in, the moment I saw my mother starring at me, I knew something was wrong, I had to dissappear immediately to my room, even though I was enjoying the conversation, because if I fail, I knew what she will do to me when they leave.
Some few months back, a team of researchers at the University of Essex, United Kingdom led by Ericka G. Rascon-Ramirez found out that behind every successful woman is a nagging mother. The study which was done for a 10 years period, studied the experiences of school students between aged 13-14.
“In many cases we succeeded in doing what we believed was more convenient for us, even when this was against our Parents will, but no matter how hard we try to avoid our parents recommendations, it is likely that they ended up influencing, in a more subtle manner choices that we have considered extremely personal”
The study also found out that mothers appeared to be the parent with the greatest nagging power.
Getting tough with your daughter in the early stage of her life will save her from so many dangers, unwanted pregnancy, heart break, low self esteem, and it will help her to focus more on her education.
So how tough are you with your kids?