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The Family Relations Lab at Brock University is currently investigating the help that is exchanged between mothers and their adult daughters. Past research in this area has been focussed on the help that adult sons and daughters give to older parents who are ill or dying. This work has, for the most part, ignored helping that occurs when parents are still relatively healthy, as well as the help that parents may give to their adult children (e.g. child care).
As a result, one of the goals of our project is to examine the help, advice, and support that relatively healthy mothers and their adult daughters give to and receive from one another. We're also interested in hearing women's views on this topic -- we have heard from others that giving and receiving help can lead to both positive and negative feelings for women, but we don't really know much about what causes those feelings, or how mothers and daughters deal with them. We hope that by learning more about mother-daughter helping, we will be in a better position to promote positive helping experiences between generations.
At this time, we would like to hear from mothers and daughters who are interested in taking part in this project. To participate, a mother and one of her daughters will need to come to Brock together on one occasion to be interviewed and complete some questionnaires. We pay each woman $40.00 (forty dollars) for her time (2-3 hours). Free parking is available at Brock, and is located across the road from the Family Relations Lab.  
If you are a daughter and would like to take part in this study with your mother, please note that you must live within a one hour's drive of one another in order to participate. Mothers wishing to take part with their daughters must be over the age of 65 and living alone in their own home (e.g., house, apartment, or senior's residence). If you are interested in learning more about this project - without any obligation to participate - please contact ext. 4996 or email













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