Things to say to your son

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Things to say to your son
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Thu, 04-25-2013 - 8:00am

There are many (many) life lessons that parents should share with their children, like never in a bazillion years text while driving, be kind, floss every day and always send a post-interview thank-you note. But there are some nuggets of knowledge that are exclusively for boys -- things to say to your son. There are certain boyisms I want my two sons to avoid, specific XY traps that I really want them to steer clear of. Here, my sweet boys, pay attention:

http://www.ivillage.com/things-say-your-son-advice-raising-boy/6-a-533952?cid=fb|4-24-13|1

I thought this was great so wanted to share! 

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Registered: 09-30-2011
Fri, 04-26-2013 - 12:33pm

Every time I read an article like this, I always say to myself " I really need to show/read/talk to my boys about this" but then I often get distracted and forget. Or chicken out. Sealed I'm happy to say that I actually DID sit my oldest DS down to read and discuss this article- yay me! LOL. 

This particular article was great- I love that the humor that she infused into it (" I don't care if you and your spouse-to-be (of either gender) want an out-of-the-box ceremony and reception. Skydive your vows? Sure. City Hall? Fine. Full-on medieval costumed affair? Regrettably...okay.") It gave the advice a light-hearted touch so it didn't seem like I was "lecturing" DS. 

Lisa

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Fri, 04-26-2013 - 12:39pm

Having a teenage boy, I tell him that even a little "I'm not sure" from a girl means hands off. Don't offer to help a drunk girl alone, get witnesses to back you up if she says you did anything. The he said /she said thing is always stacked against the guy.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 03-24-2005
Sun, 04-28-2013 - 11:27am

That was a great article, Kristy.  I especially liked the "I will dance with you at your wedding" part, since I have dreamed of that dance since my boys were born.