Mother FAQs:


Q: Is mother the female parent of a child?

A: Yes.

Q: Is mother known as amma?

A: Yes, and oma, ammi or "ummi", or variations thereof.

Q: Are mothers more likely to commit filicide than fathers when the child is 8 years old or younger?

A: Yes.

Q: Are mothers through adopting and/or foster parenting?

A: Yes.

Q: Is mother a woman who bears a child that came from another woman's fertilized ovum on behalf of a couple unable to give birth to children?

A: Yes.

Q: Are mothers more likely than fathers to acknowledge their children's contributions in conversation?

A: Yes.

Q: Are mothers women who inhabit or perform the role of bearing some relation to their children?

A: Yes, and who may or may not be their biological offspring.

Q: Was mother expected to be a married woman?

A: Yes, and with birth outside of marriage carrying a strong social stigma.

Q: Is mother neither exhaustive nor universal?

A: Yes, as any definition of 'mother' may differ based on how social, cultural, and religious roles are defined.

Q: Are mothers more likely than fathers to encourage assimilative and communion-enhancing patterns in their children?

A: Yes.