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Mother Son Relationship

Why Eighth Grade Boys Are The Best

Jessica Wolf | Posted 06.27.2014 | Fifty
Jessica Wolf

When I used to work with kids on their writing, my favorites were always the eighth grade boys. They didn't even pretend to like to write. 'I'm a terrible writer,' each would say. Even though that was rarely ever true.

The Moments That Make Me Want to Hit 'Pause'

Carrie Kenny | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Carrie Kenny

I've accepted all of the milestones and markers that "growing up" bring. I've photographed them, saved them in plastic tubs, rejoiced over some and cried over others. But for some reason, this birthday just hits me harder than most.

How This Mother Learned the Language of Boys

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Sherri Kuhn

None of this even remotely resembled anything I'd ever been interested in before. Ever. And yet this crazy new language was something I desperately wanted to learn.

The Art of Letting Go

Emily Mendell | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents
Emily Mendell

Sure, intuitively you realize that the time will come someday when you are compelled to release all that you have held fast to for so many years. Practically, you cannot prepare yourself for how it all goes down.

'Thank Goodness We Have Boys'

Monica Cox | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents
Monica Cox

My Women's Studies classes were rearing up with a vengeance in my head, but all I managed to get out was that the human body is beautiful, it shouldn't always be shared with the world and that if he ever had any questions about anything he saw that he should come to me or his dad.

3 Things I Will Do to Make Sure My Sons #RespectAllWomen

Dr. G | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
Dr. G

How can I raise my boys into men who will never, ever touch someone when they are not wanted? What can I do to make sure that my sons will never be perpetrators? Which decisions can I make so that my boys will look for opportunities to stand as heroes to women, never as threats?

7 Lessons From My Mom: A Mixtape

Kristin Shaw | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

My mother has always had a love of music that is infectious, and my memories of the years I spent at home are punctuated with songs from all eras -- Big Band swing to '80s rock.

My Mom May Be Gone, But She Left Some Amazing Things Behind

Jim Higley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Jim Higley

It was sudden. A load of clothes still in the dryer. A letter in her typewriter still waiting to be finished. And a dentist appointment on the calendar at the exact time hundreds of people ultimately gathered for her funeral.

A Mother's Day Reflection on Raising Good Men

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

This Mother's Day, give yourself and your sons a gift. Find time to talk and listen. Put down the smartphones, turn off the TV, share your insights and get some insight into their world.

Boys Can Be Pretty, Too

Elizabeth Heiselt | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Heiselt

How can I explain this to my boys? My boys who have no problem prancing around in princess dresses? Who would rather be "bunnies" for Halloween than superheroes? How can I break it to them that they might get made fun of, teased to tears if they wear shoes with pink hearts of them?

Lessons for Mom From the Tee-Ball Dugout

Sarah Smiley | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

You drew the bat to your shoulder again, ready for the real thing. Please just let him get on first, I thought. It will mean the world to him.

Why I Stopped Helping My Son With His Homework

Today's Mama | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

We are sitting in traffic, rearranging our schedules and dodging our bosses in order to make it to everything we possibly can, and it turns out that may not be the best thing for our kids after all.

Today, My Son Became a PhD!

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

People often comment about how lucky I am to have such a smart son. Yes, I consider myself blessed. But I also know all the challenges, sacrifices and determination that it took to get him to this day.

Build Confidence in Kids? Ditch the Manual

Laura Fitzgerald Cooper | Posted 05.25.2014 | Parents
Laura Fitzgerald Cooper

Here in the House of Sons, we have our standards. You can't, for example, use your brother's toothbrush without first rinsing off his toothpaste spit.

26 Lessons Your Son's Future Spouse Will Thank You For Teaching Him

Suzanne Fleet | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Fleet

Plant deep within him the knowledge that showing affection is a sign of strength, not weakness.

6 Things Only The Mother Of A Teenage Boy Would Understand

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.21.2014 | Fifty

I have both a son and a daughter and can say this with 100 percent certainty: In my case, it's been two totally different parenting experiences. From ...

Guys, Tell Your Mom Before It's Too Late... A Valentine Message

David Kanegis | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

It was your individualism, strength of character, forthrightness, willingness to fight the system and especially your independence that informed the man I am today.

Having Boys When I Wanted Girls

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Parents
Evelyn Lauer

As a mother of sons, I now look at everything differently -- especially love, how I treated boys, how I hurt boys, how I hurt mothers' sons. It kills me now to think of love in my teens and early twenties. How selfish I was. How if someone hurts my boys one day, I'll be heartbroken.

Mother Tongue: Giving My Son the Gift of Language and Longing

Zsofi McMullin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Zsofi McMullin

Mama." (It is usually more of a statement than a question.) "Do you know that coffee shop in Budapest? It smelled just like this."

I Couldn't Believe What My Son Said at School

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Last week when we went to pick up our son from school, things didn't go as planned. I should have known we were in for it when his teacher, a wonderful woman, called us into her room.

Sunrise, Sunset: A Son Rises

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 04.05.2014 | Parents
Judy Bolton-Fasman

Once I knew everything about my children from their sleep habits to their favorite foods. Now I stand on the periphery watching them change and grapple with adulthood.

Rules for Raising a Mama's Boy

Melissa Chapman | Posted 03.15.2014 | Parents
Melissa Chapman

As a mother, I cannot imagine that anyone could love my children as much or as unconditionally as I love them.

Prayer For My Son On His 16th Birthday

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

Bills and responsibilities and weekly paychecks will all come soon enough, so have fun. Just not the kind of fun that requires bail money. May you have the wisdom to know the difference.

What My Son Might Not Remember -- But I'll Never Forget

Kristin Shaw | Posted 03.09.2014 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

Will he remember falling off his new bike in the first five minutes that he tried it? Will he remember that I cajoled him back on the bike and helped him gain his confidence back until he could do it by himself? The reality is that he might not. But I will.

Giving the Gift of Life: A Son Donates Kidney to Save Mother

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Akoshia Yoba

When his aunt's blood pressure spiked, doctors knew Anthony Brown's aunt could not be a candidate to donate a kidney. He watched my mom go home from the hospital that day so dejected. At that point, he knew he 'kind of had to man up.'