In the age of high-octave gender equality, parents bring up children in the best way possible. They try to stay neutral with their boy and girl child. However, when bringing up boys, most parents have a challenge as boys tend to have less bonding and a callous body language during adolescence due to reasons, biological and emotional. And parents have no clue when the charm of a hunk turns into the wrath of the Hulk . Easy… Let’s dive in to find a few things about raising boys.
Give Him Time to Fine-Tune His Social Skills.
Parents should expose children to the world and allow them to observe things to understand the situation. What could happen if they don’t mingle with a crowd?
Don’t force them to react the way you want them to. Let them process the scenario and try to have a better social interaction the next time. Don’t be quick to judge your child because growth affects their body and mind.
Encourage His Interests
If your son shows interest in sports or arts outside of school, encourage and support him until he feels good about it. Boys have a lot of pent-up energy, and extracurricular activities let them break free. Indulge in deep conversations about his interests that he feels great about his parents. Don’t overdo it though!
Boys love a pat on the back. They will go above and beyond to do a good job when you praise them. At school, a teacher’s word would mean the world to them, and at home, you can be the change-maker!
Consider The Effort – Not Ability
Parents often expect from their children and blame them when the results are not there. Whether it’s academics or extracurricular activities, remember not to judge them on the results but on the effort they put in. Boys need positive feedback to get back on their toes when they feel low about themselves. Shower them with the wow factor in their feat, and they will bounce back.
Listen to His Heart, His Feelings
It’s not fair to have preconceived ideas about boys. They have feelings and emotions like everyone else. Why should they hide it when they are not doing fine? Give them an opportunity to talk to you and find the real cause of the bad phase. Be their trusted friend more than a parent.