Grenada Broadcasting Network

20th May 2022

  

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“Mom” is a title with ever-changing roles and endless responsibilities.

And each day millions of mothers tackle those responsibilities with little recognition.

But getting to the state of ‘motherhood’ is said to be changing.

Figures from the statistics department show that Grenada’s fertility rate has decreased, and now stands at an average of two children per woman.

Marie Jacob, who boasts of six well-grounded children, says there has been a changing face of motherhood.

She believes mothers in the past were more committed to parenting, especially in leading their children to know God, which to her is a critical component of parenting.

Speaking to GBN ahead of the May 12 celebrations, Mrs. Jacob says parenting is not just telling children what to do, but living your life in a particular way so they can see the example being set.

Mrs Jacob says for one to understand parenting, one should understand the need to grow disciplined children.

She says you put laws and rules down and let children know what is required of them.

Now, she says many children are not given the grounding foundation as in the past.  Using her children as examples, all are well rounded, successful and serving God.

The History of Mother’s Day 2019 dates back to the 19th century, when women’s peace groups in the United States of America often tried to establish holidays and regular activities in favour of peace.

A common regular activity was the meeting of groups of mothers whose sons had fought or died in the American Civil War.

As a part of current mother’s day traditions, children send cards or gifts to their mother or mother figure or make a special effort to visit her.

The tradition continued this year, and as with everything else, now expanded to include social media postings of photos and videos of special times with mom.

 

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