Re: Making my son a sissy?
so you are saying your son at 11 years old, is a sissy? becuase he wears his emotions on his sleeve?
your kidding right?
you should be glad he can share his emotions, what did he cry over that has launched this "sissy" statement?
A fight? a bully?
my 9 year old son, he is not the biggest kid in the class, he is the class clown, but he is no fighter.
I imagine he is afraid of making you upset. I know my oldest son had "bully" issues at school when he was 7, and he did not know how to handle it. I told him, "look if a kid hits you at school, deck him." he said, "you won't get mad at me?" I said, "not if you are defending yourself from a bully, now you don't go starting any fights, but don't take anyone's crap either. I want you to be a good kid, a good kid does what is right and if defending yourself is the right thing to do, well then defend yoursel!"
a few days later he told me, he and the boy got into it, but once he say that my son was not afraid to stand up to him, he backed off. My son's confidence has grown as well. I showed him how to defend himself and throw a good punch.
he has never used it in school only against his little brother when those two get in a argument and I usually have to break it up (little brother is 6 but almost the same height and weight)
Now we have a standing rule of no fighting in our house, but boys are boys and they will fight, you just have to break it up.
does you son play any sports has he ever had to be aggressive? Any brothers to fight with or just sisters?
I doubt he is a sissy, he is just 11 years old.