I have girls so I can't really help you, but I will say this, I have friends that have boys and one of the best things they do with them is to teach them to respect girls. I have had boys in my home, good kids, but you can just tell they just feel like they are better than girls for what ever reason. I don't know how different it really is to raise boys, (since I don't have any!) But I think with teens of both genders, it is important to set limits and boundaries. We have rules and consequesnces and they know it. They know what is expected of them when they are here, or at a friends house. My 17 yo knows what is expected of her on dates, what is "allowed and not allowed". I just think that if you teach them right from wrong from the beginning that is half the battle. Good luck, and I will say to you what I say to my girl friends with sons, do right by my girls and raise nice men!!
at 2:23 PM on Aug. 2, 2010