Getting Boys To Open Up
Charlotte Parent|May 2019
Getting Boys To Open Up

Disclaimer: Daddy Derek is not a doctor. Opinions expressed here are educational, informational and mildly entertaining. In other words, it’s possible I’m full of it.

Derek James

Getting boys to talk isn’t easy. I know because not only am I a parent to two boys, I once was a boy. It’s important to realize that boys want to connect with others on a deep level, but they don’t always know how. That means that as parents, we have to practice patience — lots and lots of patience. There will be times, regardless of our best efforts, that we won’t get much out of boys, but in my experience, patience pays off. Stay calm and show them that they can trust you, and eventually they open up.


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May 2019