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Write about your relationship with your mother, bearing in mind the phrase "Mother knows best".
 
Mothers are precious blessings whom we should cherish. They are the anchors in the family, holding the members together. We owe them a great debt. Not only do they bring us into the world, they are our household keepers and our moral and emotional confidants when we face problems.

I have a small family. My elder brother and I have been dependent and close to our mother. We love our Dad, but we seldom see him. When he is with us, he advises us to study hard and to be good, useful people. However, he is very strict. It is Mum who saw me through my childhood to where I am now. I was a naughty hyperactive child who was prone to illnesses. Mum looked after my health, advised me about my studies, friends, money and so on. Now that I am a teenager, I see Mum less often and spend more time with my friends. However, unlike some of my friends who drift further away from their parents when they grow older, my relationship with Mum is still very close.

I am quite an over-achiever. This goes with my hyperactive nature. In primary school, I took part in too many activities. However, nowadays I am more focused in my studies. I am also a prefect and athlete. Consequently, Mum is a bit concerned about my busy schedule. When I am feeling down, I seek Mum's consoling words for she is always the one who asks me to slow down, rest more often, sleep earlier and drink more water. There was a time when I skipped meals owing to my heavy schedule. Consequently, I developed gastric problems. Mum read much about this ailment and always give me advice when I experience discomfort.

Like typical teenagers, my friends and I are followers of fashion. However, I am wise enough to consult Mum on what is wear sensible. She always advises me not to set myself apart from my classmates as she knows how important it is for us to look "cool". However, when I asked her if I could dye my hair or have facials, she would put her foot down. She felt that the first request was not decent and the second was unnecessary expense. However, as I grow older, my tastes in fashion grow increasingly dissimilar from Mum's. I have, on a number of occasions, not taken her advice regarding fashion. There was once when I bought a dress although my mum did not think it suited me. I had to admit later that I had bought it on impulse and the style was indeed not quite suitable for me.

Like most teenagers, my friends are important to me. I always consult Mum about my relationship problems with friends. I heed Mum's advice about boys too - about understanding their nature and not developing any close relationship at this stage. If I have any problems with the opposite sex, I will always consult Mum unlike some of my friends who consult their friends on these. I tell my friends that their mums are more mature and have experience so they can advise them better than their young, immature friends.

Studies mean a lot to me. Currently, I am unsure about whether I should enrol in the Arts or Science stream. Also, the holidays are looming ahead. Should I take a part-time job? Guess who will I consult for advice? No prizes for guessing the right answer !

I have found that Mum's advice is often well thought-out and fair. I really believe that mothers know best.

     
confidants   companions
     
prone   vulnerable
     
dissimilar   unlike
 
 

 

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