Are there any moms here whom are trying to raise their sons on their own? do you have trouble with trying to figure out when to intervene and when to fall back? I have been having difficulties in balancing the two with my 12 y\o. He was at football practice and to me the coaches seemed kind of rough with them. I wanted to say something but I wasnt sure if I was being overly sensitive. I also did not want to embarrass my son and make him appear to be hen pecked or soft. besides he is light skinned and where I am from they are viewed as being soft and I do realize anyway that he needs to be toughened up. It is not easy for our boys in this world and it will get harder when they become men. So I thought about it and asked God for guidance and decided not to say anything. I also have decided that it is best that I dont attend the practices because I fear I might overstep my bounds. Sigh. Decisions, decisions. This is just one of the many things I have to figure out and I am glad this was easy. the others, not so much. lol. More often than not I feel overwhelmed. It would be nice if I had some positive male influence in the decision making with my kid. One thing is for sure is a woman cant raise a boy into a man although some of us believe the contrary.
on Aug. 7, 2012 at 6:23 AM