Lynn commented that even though she is 40+, she still cares what her mother thinks about her parenting. This makes sense to me because we care about any teacher we respect. And that’s just what moms are; teachers. God gave us all, even the most confident of us, a need for approval, especially from those we esteem. Moms are often the disciplinarians and with that, I believe, comes a desire to make proud the person who has given us the most correction. I think this is a good thing, especially if Mom was a good role model.