Title: Strong Mothers & Strong Sons
by: Meg Meeker
Our sons need to have a consistent, dependable relationship with their moms. This relationship starts from the first moment that little body is laid on a mama's bare skin, in the hospital. A son will learn that his mom is safe, & that she is someone he can always rely on for love. A first look at God & religion will most likely come from a mother figure too, & Mom will teach her son all of the valuable traits in creating & maintaining relationships with others.
*How do we foster a good relationship with our son? One devoid of babying or emasculating him?
*What are the steps to getting our sons involved in activities?
"Boys feel the range & depth of emotions that girls do; they just don't express them. So we mothers need to watch our sons more carefully to pick up on cues that alert us when something is wrong with them."
"For men to feel that their lives have significance, first they must believe that they are worthy of contributing something to another's life. Second, they must have a sense that they are worthy of receiving something (primarily love) from another human. Third, they must believe that they have a future over which they have some choice."
"When sons wage war against their mothers, much of it stems from a need to exert some independence. While we want our boys to be independent, we can only trust them to make decision they're ready to handle. Our job is to figure out how much latitude to give them & how much to hold back."
"Being a strong mother means having a backbone of steel & resolving to always do what is best for your kids. And there is never anything easy about that, because many folks around you, including friends & family, will you you're crazy. Being good soil for our sons sometimes means having to make the hard choices, not just for ourselves, but for our boys."
Hi, I'm Katie! I'm 33 years old, have 2 little babes, live in sunny Arizona & have begun dabbling in a bit of writing of children's books.