5 Ways to Encourage Your Boy to Dream

I’m the mom to three sons ages 26, 21, and 5 (with a whole lot of daughters mixed in there … which adds to the fun.) It’s amazing to see wild boys grow into loving, strong men. It’s also amazing to see them fulfill some of their dreams (or at least attempt some that didn’t quite work out). That’s okay, too! My oldest son is married to a wonderful young woman and has two great kids. My middle son finished his first novel. And my little guy … well, he still can’t decide if he wants to be a fireman or policeman when he grows up. Of course, he has a lot more years! The important thing isn’t if our sons fulfill every dream, but rather that they keep dreaming. How do we help them do that? 1. Allow your son’s dreams to grow with him. It’s easy for young kids to dream. “I’m going to be an astronaut,” but sometimes we feel as if it’s our job to make our kids realistic. Don’t fall into that temptation! There is plenty in life that will help your son be realistic, so be the one who says, “What do you think it takes to be an astronaut?” “Let’s read some books about astronauts?” and “What do you like best about that idea?” Let your son talk even if his ideas...

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