It’s Our Job to Teach Our Boys Emotional Skills Too

It’s plain to us all that we carry our childhood with us throughout our adult lives. The traumas of childhood stay with us as we grow into adults. We treasure the happiness of our childhood days and try to replicate them for our own children. The skills we learn as children put us in good stead as adults. But if we do not acquire certain skills as children the absence of them can have adverse consequences on the grown up version of the person we become.

It's Our Job to Teach Our Boys Emotional Skills TooLife skills. Emotional skills. Coping skills. They all need to be taught. That’s part of our job as parents.

As parents we need to remember that teaching our children emotional skills is vital too. Especially important to remember when it comes to parenting our boys, even if it means fighting stereotypes.

Head over to The Good Men Project to read more about why: You Carry Your Childhood With You into Adulthood.


About Amanda van Mulligen

Mother, writer, author, blogger. Born British, Living Dutch. I have three Dutch sons and a Dutch husband and I blog about Turning Dutch and raising highly sensitive children.
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1 Response to It’s Our Job to Teach Our Boys Emotional Skills Too

  1. stasia08 says:

    I had the same conversation with my MIL. My husband does all the ironing…

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