With May upon us and Mother’s Day coming up soon, we thought we would celebrate all the contributions made by those wonderful moms in our lives. It really doesn’t take science to prove it, but a good relationship with your mother is very healthy. People who have great mother-child relationships are more likely to go on to successful, loving relationships in their own lives.
To boot, science has proven that those of us who are lucky enough to have a wonderful mother literally have a better brain because it! Those children who benefit from early nurturing develop a larger hippocampus, the part of our brains responsible for memory, as well as better stress responses and accelerated learning, according to a recent study. And students who have a caring, supportive mother at home perform better on tests and are less likely to suffer from depression or act out. Another reason to go thank your mom!
There is often no greater cheerleader than a mother. Famous soccer player Diego Maradona is quoted as saying “My mother thinks I am the best. And I was raised to always believe what my mother tells me.” Many famous athletes, politicians, and actors credit their success in life to their mothers’ love and encouragement. The unconditional and undying love of our mothers is one of the greatest gifts. Perhaps Abraham Lincoln said it best, “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother.”
We remain proud to be your partner in keeping your whole family’s smiles healthy and are always here to answer any questions you might have. As we take another step toward summer, remember to keep healthy routines and keep checking your mouth for anything that seems out of the ordinary. Happy Mother’s Month!