What Kind Of Mom Do You Have?

Not all moms are created equal—and that's a good thing because you're not "just like everyone else" either. But the tricky thing about most mother-daughter relationships is that even though you love each other, you just can't seem to understand one another.
by Aileen Santos   |  May 20, 2012
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The Artistic Mom

She often says: "Aww, isn't this just the cutest thing?"

She reminds you of: Connie Torres in Camp Rock

When she was a teen: She probably had few close friends, and never really felt like she fit in with the other kids. Eventually she discovered her own talents, and later created her own rules for what happiness should be.

Why she's a cool mom: She consistently surprises you, challenges stereotypes, and teaches you through example how to be comfortable in your own skin.

What's not so cool: Her attraction to the unexpected can either: a) put you in strange situations, b) send her into phases of high emotional drama, or c) both.

How to deal: You might need to ground your mom in reality sometimes, and show her how certain decisions she makes affect you and the entire family. She's the type of mom who'll actually listen to a teenage daughter.

How she helps you: Her artistic side helps you form your own sense of style at an early age—as well as your distinct individuality. Many guys find this independent-mindedness appealing, so all you have to do is keep their interest.

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