Psychology is important in understanding people and the means in which they interact

"After the initial shock of the transition to parenthood, parents expressed feeling special
and reported increased self-esteem" (Nomaguchi np). Through being able to raise and nurture
Sohrab, Amir becomes more comfident in himself and has a higher self-esteem. This boost in self
esteem also makes Amir feel more or less absolved of sin.

"In a study that focused on women with professional careers, mothers expressed that
they 'fell in love' with their children" (Nomaguchi np). Amir begins to feel the same
unconditional for Sorhab as he would his own child immediately after leaving Afganistan.
He does, in fact, "fall in love" with Sohrab, and starts to focus intensly on his needs.