Could he still recognize and respect his mother?
April 26, 2010 3:00am CST
I have a cousin whose parents are in abroad. My Auntie, who served as a mother to him were the one's who's taking care of him ever since he was young till now that he's 4 years old. I can observe that his mother doesn't loved him that much that's why he grew up to be somewhat stubborn and hard-headed. If ever that his mother be home and take care of him before he turns 5, do you think that the mother can win back my cousin's love?
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26 Apr 10
I think that it could happen, but its not going to happen over night. she is going to have to want him to and want to be around. at this age he is going to know if she wants to be around and if she doesnt then hes not going to want to be around her. I hope that everything works out for all of them.
26 Apr 10
Hi there, 4yrs old is still young so it could depend how long the gap is. The motherly love and connection theory tends to be similar to animals in the sense that the child will always feel a special connection with its mother and this can normally only be forcibly broken at a later age. With humans its called 'being a teenager' ;) Animals have a similar thing whereby they can become ambivalent towards a parent and either move on or loiter an seethe a while. Have a nice day