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How to Ask Grandpa Not To Tell Your Son ‘Boys Don’t Cry’

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It can be a challenge raising a boy who is protected from the harmful effects of society’s gender stereotypes.

Early exposure to narrow cultural messages of what it means to be a boy, a man, or masculine imprints on our tots. Of course, we try our best as parents to break down these gender biases, but what do we say when our friends or families blurt out some old relic like “boys don’t cry,” “pink is for girls,” or “boys will be boys”?

Ouch. Things can get socially awkward if we don’t handle the situation correctly. Luckily, I’ve got a couple tips to help you through these sticky situations. Check them out HERE!

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Alyson has been blogging parenting advice for over 15 years. She has been a panelist at BlogWest, Blissdom, #140NYC and more. Her content appears on sites across Canada and the US, but you can read all her own blog posts right here.

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