With Mother’s Day coming up 1st for Women Insurance conducted a survey that revealed the top 5 things that SA women wish their mothers had told them, and 5 things they would tell their daughters.
‘It was really interesting to see what mothers prioritised in their own lives and in those of their daughters.’
‘There was a balance of hard work, spirituality, and good financial common sense. With mothers like these, daughters are going to grow up to be the best that they can be in all spheres of life,’ said Casey Rousseau, from 1st for Women Insurance.
The survey results also highlighted the importance of self-care, with mothers wishing that their mothers had told them that it’s important to, put yourself first, say no, and, don’t be afraid to cry. The moms noted that they would pass these messages on to their daughters.
‘While big issues like money and goals were at the top of the results, these ‘softer’ attributes also appeared consistently in our research. This shows that South African women believe in the importance of just letting go or showing vulnerability sometimes. It’s good to see these messages being passed on to the next generation,’ Rousseau added.
‘This Mother’s Day, try to make the time to think about what’s important in your life and your daughter’s and find ways to convey this important information every day of the year.’
These were the top-five wishes for women, as revealed by the survey.
If I could, I would tell my daughter
Work hard to achieve your goals – 25%
Invest for your future – 24%
Pray as often as you can – 23%
Be self-reliant – 22%
Don’t accumulate debt – 18%
I wish my mom told me
Pray as often as you can – 21%
Work hard in order to achieve your goals – 17%
Always have some money saved up – 16%
Invest for your future – 16%
Don’t accumulate debt – 14%