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Old 04-15-2013, 11:35 AM   #19
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Re: S/O boys will be boys

I agree that I don't think the phrase *should* be used to excuse bad behavior.

However, I think it's helpful to understand that, stereotypically, boys have a lot more energy and need to play hard and rough to get that energy out. When we expect boys (and lots of girls too) to be soft and quiet all the time, we're going to have serious discipline issues on our hands. For me, it's really nice to be able to tell my kids to go outside and jump on the trampoline when they are being wild inside, and being quiet inside seems to beyond their capabilities.
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