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Mother/Son 101: Smart Tips for Raising Boys

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Build His Life Skills


You used to change his every diaper and spoon-feed him every meal. As a mom, it's easy to fall into a pattern of doing it all for your children, even into their teen years — but that's not healthy for you or them. Just as you might do with a daughter, involve your son in cooking, cleaning, and a variety of household chores. Lacing life skills into his childhood will help lighten your load as a busy mom and set him up for independence after high school. (Bonus: His future spouse will thank you!)

Next: Stay Involved in His Education

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