Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to Be Cry-boys"

Here is an excerpt from a great article from "The Male Domain". Check it out. Go to "The Male Domain" to read the article in its entirety.
So, what shouldn't boys be allowed to cry over? Here's just a few things I've seen them cry over in my 17 years of parenting:
  • Losing at a board game. (If you can't take losing, don't play baby.)
  • Losing at video games. (Ditto)
  • Being given chores. (If a man doesn't work, he shouldn't eat. God made men to work.)
  • When he doesn't get his way. (This is life, get use to it.)
  • When someone calls him a name. (Your identity is in Christ, be secure in that.)
  • When work is too hard. (If you need help, ask, don't cry.)
  • Because they think someone doesn't like them. (If mom and dad do, that's enough.)
  • When his feelings are hurt. (Think about Jesus.)
  • When his brothers use "his" stuff, that mom and dad bought. (It's good to share.)
  • When he thinks others are being treated better. (They might be, parents are sinners.)

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