I've Said It Before, Now A Study Backs Me Up: Being A Mama's Boy Rocks!Monica Bielanko
I am head over heels, cuckoo crazy in love with my little Henry boy.
This kid is a peach, A PEACH, I tell you!
From day one the little feller just goes with the flow and grins more than any human being has a right to grin, really.
I love him so stinking much I’m certain I’ll turn him into a mama’s boy. And I’m super cool with that. I’ve always said mamas’ boys treat women better. Ever dated a guy who’s really close with his mom or a fellow who only has sisters? They always seem to be more sensitive to women than a big jock of a fellow who grew up with a bunch of rough and tumble brothers.
Now, a study backs up my claim.
Here’s the gist:
Mothers of boys who had a difficult temperament when they were toddlers reported that their relationships with the boys included a lot of conflict and lower levels of closeness over time…Boys who experienced a lot of conflict with their mothers were more likely to engage in delinquent behavior as teens. On the other hand, boys who had a close relationship with their mothers were more likely to have a better relationship with their best friends during the teen years
Isn’t that amazing? Motherhood is so powerful. By being a good mom to my son I can influence the quality of his friendships during those tumultuous teen years. It’s kind of a ‘no duh’ kind of study, but still, it’s nice to see it in print, you know? And don’t forget! As Meredith Carroll previously reported, Mama’s Boys Grow Up To Be More Secure Men!
The study was conducted by researchers at Wayne State University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Montreal, and the University of Oregon. The study appears in the journal Child Development.
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