A quote from a mother about her son is "That strong mother doesn't tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in." This was said by Lauryn Hill, a mother of four boys and two girls.
According to Linda Stone Fish, PhD, a professor of marriage and family therapy at Syracuse University, the role of the mother is crucial in building up her son's self-esteem. When a mother portrays that she considers herself important, but not too much, her son also feels important. It is vital to convey this type of message to a son for him to learn that he is worthy of love.