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An interesting story on the SUNDAY series on Channel 7 about raising boys. We, apparently (meaning mothers of course) are raising sissies. Having raised two of them myself (boys, that is), I found the story terribly misinformed. We don’t raise boys or girls (I raised one of those too), we raise “people”. My second child is a boy and from as young as 2 months he was making sounds that could only be described as a car’s engine – with the ensuing hand movements signalling a car moving. I hadn’t taught him that. I know his father hadn’t. But there we go. All by himself, he was a boy, doing “boy” things. I tried to get my daughter interested in girly things too, but she invariably went for more “masculine” toys. When my daughter began ballet at age 5, my boys would dress up in her tutus. The youngest boy had his hair always in cute pink hair clips and the “car fanatic” would wear my lipstick and high heel shoes around the house. Mind you, they could wrestle like nobody’s business. They also loved to sit on my bed when I would be dressing to go out and compliment me on everything: the colour of my stockings, the pattern on my dress, my hair, how beautiful I looked, etc., etc.
They are all now grown up. My girl is ferocious and feminine. My boys are masculine, tender, kind and loving. I don’t really have any advice about raising boys, but I do know that raising “people” is the best thing I have ever done.


Posted by mom88215, 18th November 2014


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  • Mine too. My daughter spent a lot of time playing with her brothers toys (I did too as a child) my son wasn’t quite as much into dolls as his sister was into cars, but he’s been known to have a play with dolls. And he’s dressed up in his sisters clothes. Neither of them are damaged or abnormal

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  • good and nice story

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  • great to read this story

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  • nice story to have a read

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  • top story to read

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  • great

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  • Sissies is such a stupid idea, too. Kids will be who they’re destined to be.

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  • I love your quote that we are raising people. I believe we are what we are and I feel sad for the children who are experiencing gender identity issues.

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  • The article sounds like one I would give a miss. I too believe I’m raising a person rather than trying to influence his masculine or feminine characteristics.

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