I was reminded of this post I did in 2006 ....
I have two boys,
Two really handsome boys who are incredibly clever, wise and mature. You might be thinking "YEH MAMMA.... Stop blowing your children's horn!"
Well I ask you....who else will !!
I am reading this fanastic book by Steve Biddulph called "RAISING BOYS", and I realise that Boys have an incredible need to be affirmed and recognised!(we all do, but particularly boys)
Unfortunately there has been such an assault on men and their maleness that even our boys are feeling the brunt of it! Their self image needs a GOOD BOOST!
I read this in "Raising Boys":......
"The Media continually portrays males as rapists, murderers, or inadequate fools. So a boy may feel quite bad about himself as a masculine being. Mothers can do a lot to overcome this. I've heard beautiful comments from mothers to their sons : telling them from the age of about ten and upwards, 'Boy, you're a good looking hunk!!' when they try on their new clothes; ...... or 'The girl who marries you is going to be SO lucky.' when they do a good job around the house; .....and 'I really enjoy your company', ......'You're interesting to talk to', and .....' You have a really great sense of humour'.
I want my boys to be strong....yet gentle.... courageous....yet merciful.
They need good self images.... and mothers I believe can do alot to help their dear sons!
It is such an awesome thing to raise boys!
Males have been designed by God to be pioneers that forge ahead...... to have 'hair brained schemes' that sometimes never come to anything....And yet sometimes do!
Humbled, I am again.... this is a task I cannot achieve without Christ.