Why Boy’s Need Fathers

Our neighbours are doing a small addition to their house. A couple of days ago I watched as dad carried lumber and sheets of plywood past my window. On every trip, his four-year-old son was there “helping” him carry things. Of course, the child was really more in the way than help, but he was loving it and it’s good for him to play at “being a man” with dad.

While all children need a parent of both sexes, there are some important things kids need from their same-sex parent.

Boys need a man to invite them into manhood. This is about far more than what a parent knows because you can’t invite someone into something you’re not a part of it.

When boys are not invited into manhood they are far more prone to do stupid thing to try to prove to themselves and those around them that they are men. They decide having a penis makes them a man, and they look for places to put it. They decide consuming alcohol or ciggeretes makes them men. The decide the rush they get from doing dangerous things is manly, and they do increasingly dangerous things.

Your sons need dad time!

~ Paul – I’m XY, and I wish I’d had more of this growing up.

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