When we teach our boys to shut down the expression of their emotions and numb out as the definition of "strength", we raise them into men who have very little capacity for connection. If we want safer men, we have to accept and honor the emotional needs of our boys.
Securely attached boys become securely attached men who are strong enough to connect, to problem solve in relationships and to accept the needs of others without getting defensive or reactive.
Learn how to help your child stand up to bullying and set boundaries by watching this insightful video that emphasizes the importance of modeling how to do it and practicing in front of your child, along with practical tips and encouragement from the comments section.
One of my favorite things happening right now in parenting is parents empowering their daughters to be strong, have a voice, and stand up for what they feel they need. But the thing is that doesn't do squat if we aren't also in empowering our boys to feel their feelings…
In this video, you'll learn how to guide children when they have hurt someone, by connecting with them about their feelings, modeling empathy for the person impacted, and collaborating with them to make repairs, as empathy is learned through receiving empathy and being surrounded by empathetic models.