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Mother/Son 101: Smart Tips for Raising Boys

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Don't Make Him the Man of the House


There are moms who do it all for their sons, and then there are mothers who expect their sons to do it all. If you're a single mom or your husband is working all the time, don't get confused about your son's role in your life. Sure, he should know how to do his fair share of chores and take on some financial responsibility in his teens. But his primary focus should be on his schooling and social development as a kid. Even if he's a mature, capable young man, don't unload your marital woes or your home maintenance to-do list on your son. If you put the weight of the world on his shoulders, he could come to resent you.

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