Raising a Son: I Don't "Get" Boys

Raising a son: It's very different from raising a daughter. Not in some ways, but in others -- it's a completely different experience. I'm not talking just about pointing the peepee down when changing diapers (a lesson I sincerely wish someone had mentioned before I went through a week of leaking diapers; postpartum, with no sleep, it took a ridiculously long time for me to clue in). I'm not even talking about learning all of the names of farm equipment and construction vehicles, or understanding why fire engines and trash trucks are so fascinating. I'm talking about the deeper things. I'm talking about masculinity....more
I've got five sons and three daughters. I raised my girls like my boys until they reached ... more