Raise Respectful Boys, Not Macho Men

As we celebrate Women’s Day this year, it's time to ask ourselves if we are doing enough to raise respectful boys.

By D M H A S, U S A

The first question you probably asked yourself when you found out that you were going to be a parent was, "Will it be a boy or a girl?" This emotional and innocent question is loaded with many different ideas about what is expected of raising a son or daughter. That's why we aren't surprised when someone tells us that boys and girls were brought up very differently in his/her family. Brothers and sisters sometimes live under the same roof but in separate worlds, one for men and the other for women. Even in the 21st century, we may raise our sons and daughters differently, based on what was considered feminine and masculine years ago. This kind of upbringing has been harmful to both men and women.

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