The Three Stages of a Mother-Daughter Relationship

The Three Stages of a Mother-Daughter Relationship

A mother becomes a mother when she conceives. Her journey of motherhood starts from there itself. She doesn’t know whom she is going to give birth to; a little beautiful princess or “maa ka ladla”, a mumma’s boy. I read a line somewhere “lucky are those mothers whose first child is a daughter”. I am one of them. I gave birth to my little princess 20 days ago and welcomed goddess Laxmi into my life.

Initial Stage

According to me, the initial stage of raising a child begins when you give birth to your child until the child becomes eleven or twelve years old. In this period, parents treat both, the baby girl and the baby boy in the same manner to raise them. Their food, school, games, toys are decided. But yes, a girl parents need to be extra careful and protective while raising them because of today’s environment and surrounding. In this stage, as per my experience, a mother grooms her daughter and lives her childhood all over again while taking care of her daughter.


A child is our first priority, and with this, a time comes when a mother has to be responsible for teaching them about periods, menstruation cycle, and reproduction (sex education). A mother wants her daughter to be perfect. It is easier said than done. I know this because I have seen my mother struggle when she was guiding me and my younger sister. It is a big responsibility, and I can say this now because I already started thinking about how I will treat my daughter at that time.

Daughters – Friends For Life

When I saw my daughter for the 1st time, the thought that came in my mind was “yes! I got a companion, a friend for life!”. I have said this before that a mother grooms her daughter in the initial stage, but in this stage, both Mother-Daughter groom and take care of each other. They share everything and can talk about anything. There are no limitations. I remember a shop owner admiring the bond my mother and I have. That’s a sign of a successful relationship, and I hope to achieve the same bond with my daughter.

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