Growing up with three brothers, I just assumed I would have all boys. To my surprise, I now have four daughters… and one son. My girls are of course a joy, but my connection with my son is, well, he’s MY boy! After reading about a new book, “Masterminds and Wingmen,” and that author Rosalind Wiseman, who worked with 200 boys for her research, told Matt Lauer on Today, “The problem is we think everything is so simple with boys because they don’t tell us what’s going on, but underneath that is a huge amount of problems, complexities, feelings that they need to be able to get out.”
Of course knowing my prince might be holding things in, too (and how hard it is to get a word in edgewise in my house!), Breezy Mama turned to a favorite go-to expert, Patti Aretz, a parent educator, to get her tips on how to get your son to open up.
This is a tricky article to write. As a daughter of a boy, sister of a boy, close cousins of boys, and wife of a boy, you’d think I’ve had good practice. Dealt them ’em all my life. But they can be as mysterious as women are to men. What the heck goes on between those ears? When I started to read about boys and study them and then apply my new found knowledge to boys at the preschool where I teach, I GOT THEM!!! I get boys. I love them. They are fun and predictable. Here is what I’ve learned about most boys [Read more…] about How to Talk to Boys