Isaiah 66:13 " As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you..." Mothers Comfort. That is what God designed us to do. God even promises to someday comfort Israel just like a Mother comforting her toddler.
My boys are all grown up now. My firstborn is 25 years old, and a new Daddy. My middle son is a senior in college about to turn 21 years old. And the "baby" graduated from high school one year ago and moved out in January. How come the clingiest baby is now the most independent young man??
The Bible says that older women are to be reverent in their behavior...teaching what is good, that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be dishonored. I like that. And often God tells us what to do in commandment form because it does not come naturally. We need His Help to love our husbands, and love our children. And God also helps us enjoy each stage.