My mom gave me this book yesterday and I haven’t been able to put it down. If you have a son under the age of 18, you should read this book.
I’m finding it particularly helpful because I am not a man so I don’t really understand the maleness of my boys. I know better than to try to squash it, but I don’t really know how to shape it. The world doesn’t need any more sissies or sex addicts, so I encourage all mothers of boys to:
1. Read this book.
2. Don’t shame your sons because their penis is their favorite body part; apparently that is normal. Our job is to teach them how to keep it in their pants.
3. Stop doing things for them that they can do for themselves. STOP IT. You’re screwing up their self-esteem. Let them be little men from the time they are small and build them up to be big men who know how to cope with life.
Clearly I don’t have all the answers — this is why I read self-help books. I just don’t want my daughter to be surrounded by idiots when she grows up. I only have control over the direction of two future men in this world, and they are both yelling at the top of their lungs because they want an ice cream sandwich. So … fingers crossed.