Actress Jennifer Garner continues to keep busy with new roles and projects, but in her most recent project she steps away from her usual role as an undercover spy or FBI agent to play the loving mother of a seriously ill child. In Mother’s Day, Garner plays Ellie Reed, the well-meaning but harried mother of Adam Reed (played by young Aussie actor Pierce Gagnon). After his leukemia diagnosis, she makes it her mission to do whatever it takes to get him the best treatment available, no matter how unconventional it may be. Jennifer Garner’s Latest Role as a Mom
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10 Things Every Mother Knows
If you’re not a mother (or if your mom is far away), it’s hard to imagine what life is like in Motherland. But don’t worry, we got you covered with our guide on 10 Things Every Mother Knows. These are just some of them
Jenny knows what her child needs
In her new movie ‘Peppermint,’ Jennifer Garner plays suburban mom Ellie Reed, who takes it upon herself to take justice into her own hands after tragedy strikes. The action thriller, in theaters Friday, shows just how far mothers will go to protect their children.
She doesn’t care about naysayers
Naysayers (nay-sayers) are people who express disapproval, opposition, or dissent. They will always have something negative to say about what you’re doing, but that doesn’t mean you should listen to them. Ellie Reed is also independent and confident in her abilities – she knows what she’s doing when it comes to raising Adam West and would never take advice from someone else who was not equally competent. You can be just like Jennifer Garner by not taking naysayers into consideration!
She communicates with her child
Many parents believe that talking with their child is an important part of forming an emotional connection. For example, one study found that kids whose parents talked to them in a positive manner at least five times per day were less likely to engage in delinquent behavior. However, it’s important to note that not all communication between parent and child is beneficial. For example, if you listen too much or try to control your child’s behavior, he might become more rebellious and struggle more at school.
She doesn’t have time for negativity
Garner is mom to three kids, Violet, 10, Seraphina, 7, and Samuel, 3. According to People magazine, she says when it comes to being around her kids and husband Ben Affleck (who are all Oscar winners themselves), she doesn’t have time for negativity in her life. She said: I don’t pay attention to any of that stuff. This is what I want! It seems like you can do anything with an attitude like that! I LOVE THAT!! 🙂
She asks for help when she needs it
If it’s not already apparent, I am a huge Jennifer Garner fan. But I also love that she doesn’t pretend to know it all—in fact, if anything she admits that her kids are her greatest teachers and she asks for help when she needs it. As Adam said himself, I really admire my mom for having me and taking care of me and giving me everything I need.
She makes sacrifices for her family
She doesn’t make excuses
If she feels overwhelmed, she seeks help
Jenny never gives up on her family
Motherhood is worth it