There is something about the mother-son relationship that is irreplaceable. It is boys, however, who love their mother. I often find them sitting on her lap or hugging her around the neck. Sometimes I find them in the kitchen to help him prepare dinner or hold his hand while they are walking in the park. When they are upset, they go directly to her to comfort him.
Benefits of a strong mother and son bond:
They have less growing pains
Boys who have a strong bond with their mother have a sense of security, a safe place where they know they can always go if there is a problem. As a result, they can gain autonomy more easily and enter adulthood with more confidence. Boys who know they are loved do not act to attract attention. They also learn from their mothers how to respect others, especially women.
They do better in school
A mother’s love is so powerful that it really rewires a child’s brain. When mothers raise their sons at an early age, studies show that they will actually develop more capacity in the part of the brain responsible for memory and learning. This is why boys who have strong relationships with their mothers have, on average, better academic results.
They have less anxiety
The mother helps the sons to develop their self-esteem. When they support their sons and give them a sense of security, boys are free to tackle the world head-on without fear. They know that whatever happens, their mothers will be there to comfort them even if they are struggling. As a result, their incidence of depression is lower and they can also form healthier friendships and relationships.
They adopt a less risky behavior
Boys who grow up without a secure relationship with their mother are at risk for behavioral problems as they grow up. They tend to be more aggressive and act destructively. They are also prone to riskier behaviors when it comes to alcohol, drugs, and sex. Mothers are particularly helpful in instilling in their sons the confidence to resist negative peer pressure.
They develop higher levels of emotional intelligence
Mothers play an important role in developing emotional intelligence in their son. They teach their sons how to understand their own feelings, but they also help them develop empathy for others. In the long run, it prepares them for a happier and more successful life.
Go ahead mom’s, hug your sons tight.