In 2014 an imgur user named Justin said his mom had passed away following a battle with Huntington’s disease. Then, in his subsequent grief, Justin had evidently gone searching through touching reminders of his late mother. And that’s when, he said, he stumbled upon a pile of treasures from her past. In fact, these treasures revealed a side of his mom he’d apparently never known before.
A child’s bond with their mother is naturally likely to be one of the most important relationships of their life. It often starts in pregnancy, of course, and is only strengthened after childbirth. It probably continues to be a crucial part of their existence throughout their formative years and into adulthood too.
The maternal bond is said to be so significant, in fact, that it shapes all of a child’s future relationships. A strong kinship can even produce high self-esteem and provide a feeling of security. Reports have also claimed that children who are close to their mothers are more able to do well at school and often less likely to abuse alcohol or drugs in later life.