to be a reflection on, It's no reflection on your ability as a mother. Ceci ne remet pas en cause vos compétences de mère.
to be a sad reflection on sb/sth donner une image pitoyable de qn/qch
→ It is a sad reflection on our times that you define the world's most successful singer (Celine Dion) as the one who makes the most money.
→ He commented that the situation is `a sad reflection on past decades of schooling", and added that this is the first time a government has decided to grasp the problem.