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#Raising Boys: Why Parents Should Raise Not Just Physically But Emotionally Resilient Boys Too

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#Raising Boys: Why Parents Should Raise Not Just Physically But Emotionally Resilient Boys Too

Statement 1: It is not normal for a boy to cry. Society will frown upon him.

Statement 2: Boys should not be exposed to feelings of empathy and compassion as it may make them weak and vulnerable.

Statement 3: There is no need to show support to a boy.

The three statements tell us how society expects a boy to behave and conform to gender norms. But why is it considered a big deal if a boy wants to discuss feelings? Why is he discouraged from showing his vulnerable side?

One may be tempted to think that a boy behaving not in conformation of set societal norms is very ‘unlike’ his gender but allowing him to freely express his feelings and extending him support will help him in the long run.

Our carefully curated selection of articles will help you create an environment in which your boy can be emotionally resilient. Read on.

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