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I didnt like what seemed the negative portayal of a closeknit mom-son ...
on June 22, 2016
I was not a fan of this book. While the points were well enough stated, I didnt like what seemed the negative portayal of a closeknit mom-son relationship. It seemed outdated. I hope we move beyond that paradigm where a mother contentedly plays the supporting role in a family. There is plenty of room in a son's life, if he lucky enough to be raised by both parents in an equal partnership/relationship, for each parent to be seen as strong and powerful person who bring their own unique and lasting influence. Maybe I missed the point, but it rubbed me wrong in a big way. I encourage self reliance and independence. Both are important to me, but family, love, and connection seem equally so. How do we develop a deeper sense of connectedness with our sons while honoring their need for respect? That is the path for me.