Dr. Kevin Leman Tells Why A Mom’s Relationship with Her Son Matters Uniquely- And How to Make It Stronger At Every Age
“You’ve always dreamed of having that precious little daughter – one who is a little replica of you. And then you show up at the doctor’s office for your sonogram. “What’s that?” you say pointing at a little something you can’t quite place on the blurry black-and-white image. And the doc says, “That’s a penis.” You frown, not understanding. “My daughter’s got a penis?” Then realization dawns. “A boy?” Inside you start to panic. What do I do with a boy? I don’t know a thing about boys! Ah, but you will.”
But if any of that tempts a mom to leave the big stuff to Dad, she’s missing out on an amazing opportunity, says Dr. Kevin Leman. “Of all the people in the world, you, Mom, make the biggest difference in your son’s world.” Leman says “He’ll never reveal it to you straight out, so I’ll say it plainly. Your boy wants to please you. And that driving need will stay with him for a lifetime.”
By recognizing the deepest desire of her son, a mom can speak into her son’s life in ways that help him develop good relationships with other women, understand his own sexuality, fight his own battles, and command respect.
And along the way, it is possible, Leman believes, to learn some key coping skills for parenting your son and keeping a sense of humor along the way. True, moms may never understand why some things are funny to your son that are just disgusting to you, but you can still embrace the chance to leave an indelible imprint on your son’s life with fun and grace.
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