AMES, Iowa — Mom, mommy, mother, mum — a mother by any other name is still a mother. During May, family life specialists Donna Donald and Lori Hayungs talk about what mothers mean to their children in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
“We’re looking beyond the Mother’s Day cards and flowers, presents and breakfast in bed. There is more to consider than just the ritualized and commercialized recognition of children’s appreciation and love for their mothers,” Donald said.
“We’re taking a look at what science tells us about the importance of mothers. We’ll talk about the types of mothers, the roles they play and the benefits to children. We might even include some of the lessons we’ve learned from our mothers,” Hayungs added.
Through the Science of Parenting, www.scienceofparenting.org, ISU Extension and Outreach specialists share and discuss research-based information and resources to help parents rear their children. Parents can join in the conversation and share thoughts and experiences, as well as how they handle parenting responsibilities.