Raising a Boy

I’m the proud mother of my son. I think he’s wonderful. But I also realise that I need to raise my son to be a human being who will treat others with fairness and respect. There is so much pressure in this world to be a man, to act like a man, to do what ever it takes to get ahead.

And I do not want this for my child. I want my child to realise that he can be kind, that he has a responsibility to help those who are less fortunate to him, to be kind to animals and to value and honour women and children. And I am working on developing within him the inner fortitude to stand up and be counted when it comes to protecting those who need a helping hand and not a size ten boot in the face.

I despair of the current cultural shift that has seen the sexualisation of children in advertising and on the main street near you, the almost rampant use of young women as sexual objects in music videos and the inequality that those less abled face. Where the vulnerable and the weak are preyed upon by others daily. This dog eat dog world has grown, and continues to grow, thriving on the neglect of good people who are too busy trying to stay afloat in a consuming world.

And I for one want this to stop. It’s insanity to keep going along a path, which has such a huge divide between the haves and the have-nots. The powerless and the power brokers. So together with my partner, we will raise our child to be true to himself, to live a life that is ethical and responsible, and to be an honourable citizen of this glorious world we live upon. Anything less would be irresponsible of us.




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4 thoughts on “Raising a Boy

  1. beingamommy247 December 23, 2012 at 10:20 am Reply

    i agree with your musings, and the fact that somebody else thinks the way I do makes me feel less alien in today’s world, where although we tell our children that sharing is caring, however, we inculcate the spirit of competition in them, which strengthens its roots in their subconscious so much so that they stop looking at others as human rather they view others as entities which merely pose competition, and have to be dealt accordingly.

    • spicejac December 26, 2012 at 3:34 am Reply

      I so agree with you, in our current society, it’s all about competition, and getting ahead for the sake of getting ahead. And that’s just not working, at least for me. I am attempting to raise my son to be a collaborative being, rather than a competitive one – to help when he can, and support others. We need to work together to make this world better, not fight each other to the bitter end. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog too.

  2. Grndma Chris December 31, 2012 at 1:22 am Reply

    I’m positive he will grow up to be a fine young man, full of terrific morals that you have taught him.

    • spicejac December 31, 2012 at 3:03 am Reply

      Thanks for the encouragement! He’s doing well at the moment, but once he gets to school….then our fun starts!

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