I was quite independent even as a kid. I used to cook when I was in 3rd grade. It was nice, we were like a women-empowered house until my 10th grade. My mother remarried against the advice of everyone in the family, including me.
I have one daughter and two sons. I think boys are pretty difficult to control, and that too without a father. They had no father figure or male figure in their surroundings. So I had to be tough, which didn’t come naturally to me. You have to discipline your children; you cannot be mild.