Mothers provide a framework wherein children learn language, practice speech, and experiment with communication. Mothers express a willingness and desire to create an environment uniquely attuned to their child's needs to learn and grow.
The importance of mothers in language development has been the primary focus of my Language Acquisition class. I can remember clearly as a kid sitting on the kitchen counter as mama cooked dinner and talking with her. She definitely raised a kid who loves languages and talking (just ask her how very unable I was to summarize a book in a paragraph. My versions were more like mini novels themselves).
Though I'm no longer at a "church" school, the principles of the gospel and the Family Proclamation have followed me here to my education in Boston. Motherhood and the nurturing instincts are ever present in the materials I'm reading and I just can't help but smiling as I see the truths of the divine role of women in families shining through.
I, just like babies, have always preferred the sound of my mothers voice over any other voice in the world.