This child will unconsciously be highly influenced by his mother in life, especially during his early development if he is to develop an independent attitude towards life, work, and his career. This will surely become clear during puberty, when he observes his friends and starts to make comparisons. Then he will have to free himself from these influences, as much as he feels comfortable doing.
His mother should take this seriously and think about how she is going to deal with it from early on. She should always encourage her child, even in his childhood, to take a stance on important decisions, even if she has problems with different decisions herself. She should only intervene if she realizes that her child is on a path to making decisions that could harm him. Otherwise, he runs the risk of living an adult life that is tailored to his mother’s happiness as opposed to his own.