On Saturday 17 March 2007, BAPS Kishori Mandal, London, hosted “Mother and Daughter – A Sacred Bond” – an evening of inspirational presentations for mothers and their adolescent daughters.
Coinciding with Mother’s Day, the event was organised to promote family unity by improving the relationship between parents and their children. This event concentrated specifically on the intricate dynamics between mother and daughter – offering advice and information, and highlighting areas of concern for both.
A senior Kishori Mandal sanchalika presented an informative talk on mother-daughter relationships, including the psychology underlying them, common pitfalls and advice on how to avoid these and develop a mutually rewarding bond. Another presentation focussed on values from Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s life – such as understanding, patience, love and trust – essential in becoming a better parent and child. This was followed by an engaging question-answer session in which both mothers and daughters discussed the practicalities of their relationships, and how they could address common issues such as socialising and education.
The evening was a great success with over 250 mothers and daughters leaving inspired and motivated.