Frank Yih taught us a song in Shanghai. He suggested we sing to the kids to comfort them. Here are the lyrics:
Moms are the greatest in the world.
Kids with mothers are precious who can enjoy endless happiness in mothers' arms
Moms are the greatest in the world
Kids without mothers are wild weeds who cannot find happiness outside mothers' arms.
This song is another example of how much mothers are valued in the Chinese culture. Many of the Chinese characters describing things of comfort, home and warmth include the radical for mother.