4 thoughts on “How Do We Get Our Boys To Lead And Obey?

  1. As a mom of 4 boys under 5, that was a seriously discouraging article!! However, I appreciate your honesty, and hope to be able to focus on enjoying each moment along the way, not always hoping for or looking forward to the next stage. 🙂

  2. This is a fantastic post, Cheryl, with such grace, truth and wisdom. Thank you for sharing those insights, I struggle with over-controlling my (still young) boys, but have been learning to give them more freedom, within reason.

  3. Thank you for that article. I just have two boys beginning the tween years. They are such a blessing. Thank you for your encouraging words.

  4. This article was so right on! I found it sobering and grounding. I am homeschooling our 5 children, 2 of them boys. I have the unique privilege/challenge to have had a toddler boy and teen boy both for the first time, at the same time! My oldest son is not my biological son, I was able to be a part of his life when he was 7 so I missed toddler years with him. When he became a teen my younger son became a toddler so I got to experience both worlds at the same time. I remember commenting to my husband almost exactly “He is just like a toddler except he has a larger vocabulary and we expect more out of him.” Not to insult teen boys, but they are just as fragile and need just as much patience as young boys. They still need so much guidance and grace but are trying to assert their “manliness” and make sense of it all. It is a difficult job and not one to take lightly. It is too easy to miss the beautiful moments with them due to the size of the challenges that go along with raising a “young man”. We are trying to teach them to be men with out holding them back from becoming one. Not an easy job.

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