Real boys do cry!

"Boys do cry - but they find it much harder than girls to talk about their feelings or seek help when they are distressed, new research shows."
Read this article about a study done on boys, 10-14, and how they learn to NOT express themselves.  They found that 47 per cent said they never talked about their feelings... ouch.
And here's the real eye-opener -- they found that the More time the boys spent with their Fathers, the Less they expressed their feelings.  Not good.  Single-parent homes are where the kids are learning that it IS ok to feel.  Why? (imho)

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Crying is cool. It is such a release of built up negative energy. And while emotional pain is uncomfortable, I am grateful for it.
Emotional pain is my body's way of helping me take care of myself, of letting me know something is not right.I pay attention to those gut feelings, the uncomfortable feelings. They let me know something needs to change.
Change is sometimes difficult. If I am unwilling to change the emotional pain grows until I becoime so uncomfortable in the current situation that I become willing to try something different.
Pain is the touchstone of all spiritul growth.

Crying is cool. It is such a release of built up negative energy. And while emotional pain is uncomfortable, I am grateful for it.
Emotional pain is my body's way of helping me take care of myself, of letting me know something is not right.I pay attention to those gut feelings, the uncomfortable feelings. They let me know something needs to change.
Change is sometimes difficult. If I am unwilling to change the emotional pain grows until I becoime so uncomfortable in the current situation that I become willing to try something different.
Pain is the touchstone of all spiritul growth.