Mothers and Sons When Dad Is Not Around | Part 2

Mothers and Sons When Dad Is Not Around | Part 2

May 23

Don’t Degrade His Gender

It is very easy for us to take out frustrations and stress on the people around us, and unfortunately it is most often on the people that we love most. Especially, when we have been hurt we can even unconsciously take out our pain and anger on those we love, i.e. our children.  For those who have suffered through a divorce, especially those with sons we need to be aware of this.

We need to make certain that we are not making negative statements about the male gender as a whole.  A son will not only look to his mom for the affirmation of his gender but ultimately to define what it looks like.  This is vitally important for a son’s development but also for the mother son relationship.  If a mother cannot affirm his gender, the relationship with her son will be strained.

 

Listen to today’s podcast for practical ways to affirm a son’s gender.

 

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