Sunday, June 24, 2007

Let the Pendulum Swing

A while back I wrote about a new book coming out that brings back the idea of boys being boys. Now one of that book's authors has written a piece in the Washington Post about that same idea:

We wanted to write a book that celebrated boys -- with all their differences and geeky love of knowledge, skills and stories. There just isn't anything wrong with trying to do that.
We all care about our sons -- scabby knees, competitive spirits and all. It's about time we let our schools and governments know how much we care. Let the pendulum swing.

5 comments:

Janet said...

I'm ALL for letting our boys be boys and not feminizing them! I WANT them to act like boys!I want to teach them to be real men. I want them to be leaders.

Janet said...

PS- But most importantly, I want them to be godly.

Addison said...
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Barbara Frank said...

There's no reason why they can't be all those things, Janet!

Crimson Wife said...

The publisher of the "Dangerous Book for Boys" has announced a companion book called the "Daring Book for Girls" due out in December. I think both boys AND girls could use more fresh air, old-fashioned adventures, and learning survival skills. It is true that boys and girls are not identical, but spunk isn't confined to just one gender. Just think about all those tough cookie pioneer women!