As a parent or grandparent, have you noticed that kids tend to act out and have the worst behavior when mom is around?

It turns out, it’s true!

“A study by the University of Washington’s Department of Psychology has found that children are 800% worse around their mothers.


The study indicated that observing children’s behavior at the entrance of their mothers in the room showed changes for the worse, drastically and rapidly.

The reason for the acting out?

Child psychologists concluded that mothers are the safety bubble in a child’s life when she is around. Children know they are safe, and they can be or do anything they want because mom will keep them safe.

Children have bad days, too. The safest way to unwind is by releasing their tantrum and temper to their mother. Of course, moms need to have good boundaries to help counter the behavior.

With that said…

Dear mothers,

You are your children’s safe place.

You are the keeper of unpleasant feelings and emotions to help your kids meander the world and learn how to self-soothe and learn and grow.

If your children have been holding it together for a whole day in an unpleasant situation, the second they see you, they know it’s time they can finally let it go and be emotionally safe. Mom is here.

When you find yourself wondering why does my child behave for everyone but me? Know that it is because you are the loving, safe space of mom.

Thank you for all you do.

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