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When you were younger and you went home crying about someone who was mean to you, did your mother ever say to you, 'They're just jealous of you [sweetheart/ Pumpkin Pants/ Fluffy Bunny Rabbit/ other embarrassing pet name]'?

If she did, you have a cheerleader mum, previously known as 'overbearing' or 'smothering'.

No more, it's time to celebrate our mums when they give us the boost we need, even if it is a bit cringeworthy.

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Judy Murray has been known to (God forbid), pump her fists, when her son Andy scores a point on the tennis court. 

Say what you like about Judy, but even she pales in comparison to some of the zealous celebrations going on in the name of support: 

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Boris Becker famously suggested that Andy would have to cut the Apron strings if he wanted to progress in tennis.

You mean, from the woman who was briefly a professional tennis player herself, successfully coached two sons into going pro and then became captain of Great Britain's team in the Federation Cup?

Whatever you say Becker.

Judy Murray is now celebrated for her motherly support, amazing twitter and successful career and we're so glad for it.

Yesterday, Sharon Goodfellow joined the ranks of amazingly supportive twitter mummies.

Her son, Dan Goodfellow won Bronze at the Rio Olympics for Synchronized Diving with Tom Daley.

Unsurprisingly, Sharon was pretty miffed when many of the major papers only featured Daley celebrating the win and she tweeted the offending papers accordingly.

She has since talked to a few news outlets saying, 'As people have pointed out, it's a synchro competition and you can't really have one diver singled out. People were a bit confused.'

Apparently though, her son didn't mind either way, 'Daniel doesn't mind, he's quite happy to stay in the background.'

He even got a bit cringed out in true teenager style by telling a radio show, 'I'd probably just tell her to stay off twitter.'

Maybe so Dan, but we think she was just the right amount of supportive.

Some people, however, like Justin Bieber's daddy, don't seen to know where to draw the line… 

@justinbieber

A photo posted by Jeremy Bieber (@jeremybieber) on

Here's a quick guide for you Jeremy - praising you child's Sporting achievements/ Singing Ability/ Philanthropic nature etc: O.K. Praising your child's genitalia: not O.K.

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