Why Boys Need More Emotional Support Than Girls

It is no secret that we adults are doing our boys a great disservice in terms of emotional support. For so long, society has told boys that they have to be “tough” and “strong,” and that showing emotions is “weak” and “feminine.” This often results in them not knowing how to express emotions like sadness and displeasure because they have been taught to suppress those emotions. And we all know that bottling up our emotions is never a good thing. Research shows that boys actually need more emotional support than girls, but because of societal…

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