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Anyone interested? I just had boy #3, so I still belong! : I'd love to talk boys!

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Hi there! In the interest of limiting FYT to subjects not hosted elsewhere on the board, we have moved your tribe here. You're still a tribe, which means you're still support-only. If you have any questions about the move, please do not discuss it on the boards. Rather, contact an administrator or start a thread in Questions and Suggestions. Thanks, and happy posting!

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My boys are almost 5, 2.5, and 10 days old. I grew up with two brothers and dh and I Had two little brothers through Big Brothers/Big Sisters before we had kids. So, having boys has not come as too big of a surprise to me! I raising boys! I think I've read most every book out there on parenting boys, too. I'm reading a new one I just picked up from the library, called Boys Should Be Boys by Meg Meeker, MD. Looks good so far. I'm also fortunate to have AP/NP mom friends who also have boys around the ages of mine. Although, I think I am the only mom I now know who has only boys.

So, what are the resources you draw on for parenting your boys?

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Congratulations on your new LO, Honeybee!

I have one boy, 9 months old. No other kids yet but definitely want more. Just lurking for now, but would be totally happy to be a mom of all boys someday! I don't mind either way but I love my boy! He loves his mama.
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hey, i'm still here...

i've got 4 boys, it's like living in a small circus.

eta: congrats honeybee!

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I have 2 boys - 6 and almost 4. They spent the afternoon today having a mud ball fight - one of their most favorite summertime activities!
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I have a 3 yo and boy #2 on the way. What will life be like?
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Boys only here! 2 1/2 and 10 months! I couldn't imagine anything else.
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My boys are almost 5, 2.5, and 10 days old. I grew up with two brothers and dh and I Had two little brothers through Big Brothers/Big Sisters before we had kids. So, having boys has not come as too big of a surprise to me! I raising boys! I think I've read most every book out there on parenting boys, too. I'm reading a new one I just picked up from the library, called Boys Should Be Boys by Meg Meeker, MD. Looks good so far. I'm also fortunate to have AP/NP mom friends who also have boys around the ages of mine. Although, I think I am the only mom I now know who has only boys.

So, what are the resources you draw on for parenting your boys?
Congrats on your new little one!

I think it's hilarious and slightly lonely that all but one of my friends have only girls. That one friend has a boy and a girl. I need to meet some moms with boys.

I've been meaning to check out some books about raising boys. Right now I'm reading AP/GD type books like Playful Parenting and Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves.

What's your favorite "raising boys" book?
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:22 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I like "Raising a Son" by the Eliums for an all-around parenting book.

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2 boys here too. DS1 is almost three, DS2 is 8 months. I told DH if we have another, I'm getting a poodle and dying it pink. *G*

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I have 2 boys 5 and 1...and I am the only one in my group with no girls so I am the odd one out ...nice to know that I fit in somewhere ....
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I've got two boys, 5 1/2 and 3 years old. I'm hoping to find out next month whether I'm having a third boy. I tend to assume that I am. I happen to have to other friends who have two boys and are pregnant. One is having a girl (and is a bit freaked out by it) and the other doesn't know yet either.

As for books, I've read "Raising Cain" and "Real Boys" and gotten some good information out of both of them. I'm always interested in hearing about other good boy books.

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count me in! 4 boys and it's all I'll ever have.
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Two boys here! We've got a preschooler and a baby I'm curious, I haven't read any boy books--are they different from regular parenting books--does that make sense?
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Working on the third boy (though the first is not with us) Even the cat is a boy. I don't know much about brothers. I have two but their relationship with each other is a mystery to me.
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Two boys here. 3 and 13 months.

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I do have a brother (and 2 sisters) but we've never had a relationship either. he's 13 years older than me and had moved out by the time I came along.
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I have one boy 4 and another on the way. I think I would be freaked if I had a girl- I wouidn't know what to do. Even the dog and one cat is a boy and well the female cat is cranky most of the time. Also my class at school is mostly boys so I am surrounded by them.

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My son is 15 months (16 on the 10th) and I'm expecting my second boy in January.

I really want a girl next time, but I love my little boys.

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Two boys here! We've got a preschooler and a baby I'm curious, I haven't read any boy books--are they different from regular parenting books--does that make sense?
There's more attention to the specific difficulties boys face in our culture. Boys and girls tend to have different challenges, though neither is "easier" or "harder" just different... so it's more about being aware of what boys specifically face as they get older. It doesn't really mean you should parent boys differently than girls... actually the opposite is true. Our mainstream culture tries to tell us that boys need to be more independent, that we should be on guard from spoiling them, that they need to be tough, and that we should worry about turning them into "mama's boys," but the more I read the more reaffirmed I am that attachment parenting is necessary and healthy for our boys, and I shouldn't buy into the idea that I need to push them away from me.

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Two boys here. A sporty 4 yo and a 2 yo who I can already tell will be a ladies-man. DH and I both only have brothers and I was a tomboy, so I'm secretly relieved not to have a girl - what the heck would I do with her? Haha.

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Three boys here, and I love it.

I never, never would have thought I'd enjoy so many boys so much, but I do. We want a houseful of kids, and at this point I could be content with having 10 or 15 boys. They are so much fun and sooooo interesting. :
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I have three boys :
ages 6, 5, and 3
though i do have a 6month old female black lab (who is incredibly spastic at the moment!)
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I have one son, so I fit in by default! DH and I originally wanted our first born to be a girl, but we're now all for Team Blue and would take boys for the next 5 kids (assuming we ever have that many) hands down! I love raising my little boy!
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