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Great article (as a mom of 3 boys!)! Some of that really hit home with me -- the de-valuing that can go on with boys. I have 3 boys and CONSTANTLY get comments about what a saint I must be, how full my hands are, etc. etc. etc. almost always with a negative connotation. I start to take offense after awhile -- these are wonderful, special little people to me, why in the world would I wish for anyone else?????
Thanks for sharing!
I agree. I have two boys that are night and day, but are so wonderful and amazing.
I will say, though, that one of the reasons I pulled my oldest out of school was because of the "girl standard". Kindergarten and first grade had a LOT more seatwork than when I was a kid, and my oldest was coming home constantly with a card pulled for squirming or talking. It was just hard for him to sit still that long, listen to presentations, and maybe have a chance to do something himself. Taking him out and giving him a more hands on education was the best thing ever for him. My child who couldn't concentrate on anything was blooming and becoming more independent. I am so glad we made this decision.
|I wonder if the largest problem is that there is a lack of male teachers in schools. When almost all teachers and the administration are women I think you get a culture that favors girls' without even realizing they are.|
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