We talk about the Male Ego in the BAM program and often I am asked does this mean a belligerent attitude is acceptable. Answer is absolutely NOT. Working with the Male Ego to guide and direct a young man should always be focused on his self esteem and positive attitude.
An example used is "Can you use your man muscles to move that lawn mower into the back shed?"
This does not direct your son to be belligerent but to feel proud that you are recognizing his maturity to become a man.
The way to test a comment - does it build him up and hold him accountable as a young MAN.
What "Mom tool" comments have you used this week?