The sad news of 22-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown passing away on Sunday, July 22 comes as a blow for fans who were hoping she would recover from her as-yet unsolved and tragic accident, where she was found unconscious at home, face-down in the bathtub, on January 23, 2015.
Parents all over America shuddered at the uncanny timing of this distressing news—Bobbi Kristina’s mother Whitney Houston died in a bathtub three years ago, after having accidentally drowned. Investigations pointed to a deadly combination of drug abuse and heart disease, with a toxicology report citing that her system was flooded with cocaine, marijuana, Xanax, Benadryl and other medication. Bobbi Kristina was just 18 at the time, and suffered a complete breakdown subsequently. Speculation was rife that she would follow in her superstar mother’s self-destructive footsteps, and it appears that those fears have been proved right.
It’s not news that mothers play a very important role in their daughters’ lives, as best buds, critical mentors, and a shoulder to cry on. They are the first impactful female role models for their little princesses, and thus the most influential. A new research outlined in Maternal and Child Health Journal says that daughters’ beliefs and behaviors may stem directly from those of their moms.
Not only do families need to be careful about what they say and do, since they are shaping the destiny of future generations, they need to realize that the foundation of healthy family relationships is built on respect, kindness, and healthy boundaries. Closeness and honesty are wonderful, and by paying attention to the ways you say things and what you expect of your mother or daughter, you’ll continue to grow your relationship in new, healthy ways.
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