“There has never been, nor will there ever be, anything quite so special as the love between the mother and a son.”
The amazing bond between a mother and her children cannot be ignored. Strong bonds between mothers and children lead to better, stronger relationships that help develop the personality of the child. But the bond between a mother and her son is simply amazing. This article focuses on the mother-son relationship and the incredible aspects of one.
1. Emotional Intelligence
Women are generally more emotionally intelligent than men and since they are also typically the main caretakers of children, they pass this on to their sons. They are more alert and responsive to the emotional well-being of their toddlers and more sensitive to their emotions. The son of a mother who is emotionally intelligent usually takes cues from her. He watches how she reacts to others and learns how to be patient from her. As the years go on he learns to act like her and develops his own sense of emotional intelligence.
2. Respectful and Dignified
The mother-son bond shows the son how to act when he grows up. He observes how she reacts and behaves in daily situations, and learns from it. He sees the problems and issues she faces and learns different ways to overcome the odds in life. The son can better understand the kinds of problems women face today and develop empathy. He sees the world from his mother’s point of view. This leads him to be respectful towards others and he will lead a dignified life.
3. Better Expression and Communication
When compared to men, women are typically better at expressing themselves and understanding interpersonal communications with others. They are good role models when it comes to communication skills. When the son has a close bond with his mother, she will impart these traits to him. The son learns how self-expression is important in life through the actions of his mother.
4. Less Prejudiced
In the male-dominated world, you will see dozens of prejudices and stereotypes. Some are so subtle that people do not even realize they are prejudices. These can quickly become part of your character if you are not careful. When the relationship between mother and son is strong, the son begins to see how these prejudices affect his mother and the people around them. He learns from her that they are not right. This helps develop his moral character, and he grows up with less prejudice and will be a stereotype for what it really is.
5. Qualities are Passed on Down
One of the most important facts of a mother-son relationship is that the son will learn from his mother and then pass this information down to his own son and/or daughter. A mother will teach her son many different things as he is growing up. She will teach him patience, warmth, generosity, compassion, love, and much more as he grows up. This will stick with him for the rest of his life and he will pass this down to his own children.
6. Higher Success Rate
It has been shown that children who enjoy a strong mother-son bond develop a greater sense of responsibility when they grow up. They are usually good at what they do and have a very high success rate when they are adults. There are many studies that concluded that a child will inherit the intelligence of his mother, another great incentive for a strong mother-son relationship.
7. Lower Rate of Reckless Behavior
Women are usually not as reckless as men. They are more aware and cautious of their surroundings and do not try to endanger their health and lives. They are usually more practical and consider what their actions will lead to. Therefore, a son will learn from his mother that it is wise to be cautious. They will see not to act in a rash manner and will learn responsibility from a young age. The son will grow up to be more responsible and mature than others who didn’t have such a strong mother-son bond.