This is a comment by Deb on the post “The Man Behind the Mask“.
“As a mother to a 4 year old boy, I have given more attention to the ideas in the article than ever before. I have responded at times to some of his emotional ‘outbursts’ in a way that tells him that expressing himself is not okay. I am getting better at catching myself and am trying to teach him words for the emotions he feels so we can talk about them. Our culture has given boys such a small box in which to live, doing harm to boys and those they share their lives with.”
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