Yes, even a loving mother can be useful in a fight. Just remember, that like a bear she is fiercely protective of her teammates.
The Protective Parent will do everything to keep her allies safe by healing them and keeping enemies at bay. Even her tears can cause damage and cause enemies to feel so bad they will turn the opposite direction and think about what they’ve done.
Remember, before you go out into a bloody fight always bring a snack. Mother says after all.