Motherhood is said to be the beginning of wisdom for a woman. A woman does not know how unknowing she is of life until a child’s life is put into her hands. This is true both for biological and non-biological mothers.
Motherhood is such a big responsibility that it would be impossible to perform its tasks without any semblance of philosophy. Raising a child will have to be founded on a certain set of principles that will guide the mother to the path where she thinks she should lead a child. A confused mother usually results to an equally confused child who is given no clear direction in life.
Children need proper guidance but it can only be given by someone who understands that such role belongs to him or her. Even with a complete pair of parents, mothers will always have a critical role in the life of a child. There can be no substitute to a mother’s love and guidance but many have been forced to live without it because of the realities of life.
Once a woman decides to accept the big responsibility of motherhood, there is an unwritten but acknowledged acceptance of the responsibilities that go with it. There is no way around it except if a mother purposely chooses to go the other way and leaves. A mother is expected to share and pass on her personal philosophy to her children although she must learn to accept that they will develop philosophies of their own. It wouldn’t actually matter though since a mother’s philosophy is essentially based on love and nurturing.
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