Susan Jones is Junie B. and Ollie's protective mother, whom Junie B. calls "Mother." Whether she's trying to or not, she sometimes bullies others-just as Tara does. Susan doesn't let people walk all over her, and that's good. But don't confuse being a leader with being a bully. True leaders figure out how to take care of themselves while also looking out for other people. That's the only way to gain real respect and admiration-and to make sure that Susan can respect herself, too.