IELTS Essay : Maternal Love
Created by Jeenn Lee Hsieh
>Many people believe that women make better parents than men and this is why they have the greater role in raising children in most societies. Others claim that men are just as good as women at parenting. Write an essay expressing your points of view.
Being a full-time mother is one of the highest paid jobs since payment is pure love. More than anything else, parenting is about love. It can be understood as a reality that women, rather than men, play the greater role in raising children in most societies, not that paternal love is less but that maternal love is different.
Part of that reality is that parenting requires time and patience, both of which women have more than most men do. Besides, to promote and support the development of a child, it is essential to be engaged in many a way--physically, intellectually, socially, and last but not least, emotionally. Curiously, mother-child interactive emotions are inspired by love through natural instinct, often beyond biological relationships. The emotional connection between a mother and her child is is such that maternal love is almost like destiny. It is interesting to note, too, that maternal love is not only both unique and universal but also paradoxical. This paradox may in part find expression in that some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, love being the same as remembered. For that matter, fatherly love seem to be somewhat different.
In comparison, the image of paternal love is more typical of a strict father placing a strong value on discipline as a means to survive and thrive in a usually harsh world. For one thing, most fathers are principal bread-winners in the family and thus may spend less time with their children than does the average mother who enjoys no holidays in raising kids. After all, in all appearances a father's work in parenting tends to be part-time and seasonal. If nothing else, the phenomenon of single parenting is a classic example to prove that a woman is better than a man as a parent. For results, chances are that a single mother can outdo a single father, other things being equal. This situation has not changed dramatically even though more women are having paid jobs like men.
To conclude, women are better parents than men chiefly because of the difference in emotional connection and such difference seems to be part of Nature, being true also of many species of female animals in the wildlife. Such kinds of things as nurturing the kids are instinct in females rather than in males, given that children are of course equally loved by fathers and mothers. The phenomenon in which Mother's Day seems to be more heartily celebrated than Father's Day may just symbolize that a mother's work is surely more sacrificing and therefore more rewarding, for pure love's sake.