“When this woman went to the bathroom I told the kid it was okay to express his emotions. You know why women have to fear violent men? Because of THIS that represses boys and men. Crying doesn’t make you weak. Fear doesn’t make you weak.”
“He would scream bloody murder to get in the bath tub, and became obsessed with wearing ‘soft’ clothes. It was like walking on eggshells since an explosion could happen at any moment for no reason. I chalked it up to him being a toddler, with a new baby brother and all the changes military life brings. Over time, I knew this was not the case.”
“I don’t have all of the answers. But I do have this. I do have this one thing to offer.”
Parents, our children’s “misbehaviors” are symptoms of a much deeper problem that can’t be ignored any longer.