When boys hit puberty, many retreat to their rooms and shut their parents out, refusing to discuss issues or share their feelings. In her book, Natterson acknowledges the challenges parents face, but also gives hope to those who want to reach out to their quiet boys. I spoke to Natterson about what parents can learn from her book. Cara Natterson: Some of them revolve around sex: the evolution of online pornography, the easy access to porn and the messages that porn sends, in terms of teaching kids what sex might look like—this is arguably very different than what most parents hope for for their children. And, with the MeToo movement, issues around consent have come to the forefront.
Things no one tells you about parenting a teenage boy
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We have three boys and one little girl. While I love being a Boy Mom to our sons, it has opened my eyes to many things. As a teacher, child development therapist, and mother, I can say that the teenage years are wonderful and scary all at the same time. Those late-night chats are the best ones we started these bedtime talks when they were young , even if it means that my dark circles are a little darker the next day.
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