Society needs to stop telling us to change our boys.
Our boys are being taught that they need to be like girls in order to succeed. We need to celebrate that difference, not try to change one into the other. Yes, boys need to be sensitive, but they also need to be respected for their inner need simply to be a boy. I firmly believe our boys do not need to be feminized in order to thrive in our society—and we can stop feminizing boys by avoiding these three mistakes.
2. we feminize boys when we don’t allow them to take risks.
My little girl has big emotions and wears them loudly. And she is very expressive in her emotions when relating to others. Boys should never be shamed or criticized for showing their feelings differently than girls.
Boys are born for adventure and risk. I feel sad when I hear what boys miss out on when their moms eliminate risk in the name of keeping their boys safe. It goes against their natural inclination toward adventure.
We stop them from having necessary childhood experiences that prepare them for manhood. Let boys wrestle, get their hands dirty, and climb trees.
Boys have a tough time sitting still for long periods of time. This is why boys have a tougher time in school than girls.
Avoid these 3 mistakes to stop feminizing boys
So respect and encourage their need for releasing physical energy. Never shame them by comparing them to a girl who may not have the same need and may be able to sit still for far longer.
Instead, teach them how to sit and listen for a specific amount of time. The world is against our boys. It is confusing and painful and for them. Share what kind of mom you are!
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1. we feminize boys when we expect them to express emotion the same way girls do.
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