Loved this, it touched on so many of my own beliefs about raising a son. Being a single mother has taught me so many things; like how to put on cups & jock straps, how to assemble football equipment and pads for a game and how to throw a spiral & make a jump shot. My kids a sporty guy! 🙂 Some days he teaches me more than I do him, but every day I kiss, every day he knows I’m his home and his biggest cheerleader!
My dear friend, Maria, passed a blog post onto me and I had to share it with all my readers. Have a tissue handy; maybe it’s the pregnancy hormones or maybe I am starting to grasp reality since my baby with my 5 years old in a few short weeks.
25 Rules for Mothers of Sons
1. Teach him the words for how he feels.
Your son will scream out of frustration and hide out of embarrassment. He’ll cry from fear and bite out of excitement. Let his body move by the emotion, but also explain to him what the emotion is and the appropriate response to that emotion for future reference. Point out other people who are feeling the same thing and compare how they are showing that emotion. Talk him through your emotions so that someday when he is grown, he will know the difference between angry and embarrassed…
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