Not only does Wolf Children show the cute but emotional story of a single mother who goes to the ends of the world for her two very unique children, but it shows what sorts of things any parent can face, especially a single mother of two. Every aspect of life that a single parent can and most likely will face during the years of parenting are shown in this movie. Whether it be Hana supporting her kids emotionally as every parent should do, her teaching her kids life skills like farming (even if they hunt), or if it’s the family learning to cope with the loss of a family member, Hana faces problems that a family should face together, by herself.
In the end, Hana is successful in raising both her wolf children. She made a promise to them to let them choose what life they want and even through the hardest times she kept that promise. Ame goes off to live in the woods as wolf and to become the new protector of where he lives, as his “mentor” (an old fox) died during the typhoon storm. Yuki grows up to be a smart and dedicated girl, and even manages to leave home to go to high school to further her education. Hana proceeds to spend her days alone in their country house while both her kids are out doing what they love. She kept her promise to her husband and her kids, and she raised her children as well as any single mother could, but not without the help of friends, the help that everyone needs once in a while.