Behavior: The Most Powerful Bond of All

A mother-son relationship can sometimes exact a heavy price

Industrialist Andrew Carnegie's mother begged him not to marry until after she died; he waited one year after her death and finally wed at 52. Dwight Eisenhower interrupted planning of the Allied invasion of France in May 1944 to send a Mother's Day greeting to Ida Eisenhower in Kansas. When Franklin Roosevelt was quarantined with scarlet fever at boarding school, his distraught mother Sara climbed a ladder each day to peer through the window of his room to check on his recovery. Actor James Dean...

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