I have two teen sons ages 14 and 18 , and I often find it difficult to know how to connect to them or know what they are thinking. Since you work with teens so much, could you shed some light on simple things mothers should know about raising boys? Several years ago I had a radio talk show and I enlisted several teen guys to give me some specific tips for parents! So I asked a teen named Eric Acosta and his friends to create a list called things they want their mothers to know.
Jane Barry August 03, Just because you're his mother, doesn't automatically mean you understand your son. Jane Barry advises on how to navigate the waters when sons are involved. Mothers of Boys , otherwise known as MOBs, are an interesting bunch. From the moment their son is born they have to learn that there is a whole new way of approaching the world.
Podcast: Play in new window Download. But how do we do raise emotionally healthy boys? We begin our podcast series about Raising Boys with a conversation between two moms — Lianne March and Rebecca Thompson Hitt, both moms of boys. Lianne has a year-old son and Rebecca has two sons, aged 14 and Remember, this is all about bringing patterns into conscious awareness, so you can make a choice about them, not about blame or shame.
By Anne Sawan When he was small, he would ask me to sleep with him every night. And most nights I would. I would snuggle in next to him, feeling his small body pressed against mine, an arm thrown across my neck as he burrowed in so close our noses would touch, his breath minty and sweet against my cheek, his hair still damp and fresh from the bath. He would whisper his dreams and silly rhymes in my ear as the room slowly darkened, a gently stillness seeping in, his chest rising and falling in time with the soft whir of the overhead fan.