‘One of the many manifestations of the mother wound is the pattern of the “parentified daughter.”

A simple definition of a parentified daughter is when a daughter plays the role of mother for her own mother; the roles are reversed.

Often a parentified daughter must grow up very fast and loses the chance to be a child, as she is expected to manage the emotional and/or physical needs of her mother and/or father.’

Bethany Webster

This is Part 2 of the Healing The Mother Wound series that Bethany and I recorded together.

We discuss Bethany’s article ‘Parentified Daughters as Female Leaders; Keys To Your Emergence‘ how to take steps to heal this and what it can mean for us as we emerge.

I hope it’s useful for you. I’d love to know your thoughts, reflections, insights after reading.

Bethany Webster

Bethany Webster

Founder & Author; The Womb of Light

Bethany Webster is a writer, transformational coach, international speaker and what you could call a midwife of the heart.

Her work is focused on helping women heal the “mother wound” so that they can step into their full feminine power and potential.

In addition to writing and teaching internationally, Bethany offers online courses and a private coaching program for women leaders who desire to take a quantum leap in their leadership.


  1. Great reminder at the end that we don’t need to feel panic when we face a trigger — we are adults and can’t be harmed like when we were kids. We have resources and power that we didn’t have when we were children. “The things sometimes that we fear the most have already happened.”

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