Saturday, June 20, 2009

If You Have A Son

Read This: Teachers Don't Like Boys, Mom.

"Boys want to get their feet wet and their hands dirty. They want to build things and take them apart, trap small animals and climb tall trees. Or jump up and touch whatever they can. "


I am guilty of this disservice sometimes... or most times. I hate it when my son creates a mess. I hate it when he gets dirty. I am creeped out by the fact that he chases frogs and lizards and cockroaches and eats moths.

I forget that he is a child exploring his world. I forget that he is a boy who learns with his body, not just his mind.

3 comments:

Leng Sibal said...

mec, would you believe that enzo is a cleanliness freak? he hates dirty tables, dirty hands, messy bed, messy toys. and he hates insects, all kinds. so, should i be worried?

jeng said...

Joaqui is a little madiriin when it comes to slimy stuff, etc. pero he likes to touch cockroaches and aliw na aliw sa lizard. I think boys will be boys talaga.

Thai Long said...

Boys need to play in the dirt. Education and culture is girl-centered. You might find this interesting: http://www.boysadrift.com/