Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Heart Chakra
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.|
|43 members and 17,845 guests|
|aillidh08 , bluejanuary , Bodhigirl 7 , coconotcoco , cryswilkins , Deborah , emmy526 , FyerFly , Iron Princess , Jax94 , Jay Williams , joycef , katelove , Katherine73 , kathymuggle , lab , Line Tamara , lisak1234 , MamaThankingGod , manyhatsmom , MeanVeggie , Mirzam , moominmamma , oaksie68 , philomom , RollerCoasterMama , rubelin , samaxtics , shantimama , Shmootzi , Skippy918 , Springshowers , sren , stephaniepifer , TheBugsMomma , VsAngela , Wolfcat , Xerxella , zebra15|
|Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 01:21 PM.|