She loved her child and showered him with affection, but in reality, her parenting harmed her son.
Because she wasn’t teaching her son discipline, self-control, respect, and patience. She was helping him become demanding, whiny, and unpopular, setting him up for future failure.
I mention this because there is an emphasis in the modern church to think of God as having the same character as this mother. Everyone loves to emphasize God’s love and concern, but mention His discipline, punishment, righteous anger, and expectations, and people get upset.
But Scripture makes it clear that if we run through this world like naughty children, we'll forfeit opportunities and rewards, and God will discipline and punish us.
He loves us too much to do otherwise (Hebrews 12:5-11).
These devotions give more insights into this subject: "A Trophy for Everyone?" and "That's All You Get" and "When Little Things Are Big Things."