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Sunday, May 31, 2015

TONY PORTER ON RAISING BOYS TO BE MEN


 FROM TONY PORTER'S TED TALK: "A CALL TO MEN"


 "...Jay (5 years old)  could come to me,
come to me crying. It didn't matter what she was crying about, she could get on my knee, she could snot my sleeve up, just cry, cry it out. Daddy's got you. That's all that's important.

Now Kendall on the other hand -- and like I said, he's only 15 months older than her -- he'd come to me crying, it's like as soon as I would hear him cry, a clock would go off. I would give the boy probably about 30 seconds, which means, by the time he got to me, I was already saying things like, "Why are you crying? Hold your head up. Look at me. Explain to me what's wrong. Tell me what's wrong. I can't understand you. Why are you crying?"
HERE THE TALK HEAR  http://www.ted.com/talks/tony_porter_a_call_to_men