A Stepmother: The Power of Love and Kindness

Green bamboo on handmade rice paper background with Chinese characters for eternity, freedom, happiness, beauty.

A famous Ming Dynasty scholar said that for a biological mother, it is most important to teach her children well, but for a stepmother, the most important thing is to be loving and kind. (Image: Elinacious via Dreamstime)

A Stepmother Breaks Stereotype With Kindness Stronger Than Blood Ties

Chinese painting of a lotus flower.

In the state of Wei during the Zhou Dynasty, a kind-hearted stepmother emerged who positively influenced her five stepsons even though they had treated her badly. (Image: Su Chun via Dreamstime)