First off Im new to the site and have taken so much from it, great stuff! Ive always considered myself a manly man, I whip all my coworkers in arm wrestling, play sport go to the gym, shot guns, rode…Continue
"Much good advice here. I know for myself, I finally realized that my parents were human and therefore flawed. They did the best they knew how to raise me. I had become an adult and realized any issues I had were now for me to work out. I'm not…"
"Samuel got "HotyN" and what a help! I wish I had found this book years ago. I know its not for everyone but its really giving me a great starting point and perspective. A lot of stuff I wish my father had told me. I would be interested in…"
"Thanks again guys this really helps. Subsequently we broke up last night, shes to busy and I felt I needed to stand my ground on what I needed in the relationship, clear communication, expectations. Thats a big step for me I either runaway out of…"
"I sometimes think parenting is "regional" in that depending on where you were brought up somewhat determines what is acceptable or appropriate.
Having grown up in south Louisiana and now living my adult life in north Louisiana I can see…"
"I echo Will here; in my experience with the Mankind Project I realized what I long suspected; the little boy I so tried to leave behind was still there.
My visits to this left-behind part of me have been draining and almost traumatic, and I shudder…"
"Thanks for the comment, Will. Sounds like you've described my inner child to a T! Even though it is a 'child', it still has incredibly powerful abilities to influence my relationships, my attitudes, and my life."
"We are influenced by so many things but our minds must rule the day. You have legitimate feelings, seem to have rooted out their source, and can see their effect. Of those three, you can not stop feeling, you can not change the past, so all that is…"
There are groups on this site for fatherhood, but this one is specific for that special relationship that exists between fathers and sons. Feel free to discuss matters relating to your relationship with your boy, your pop, or a guy who filled either role for you.Enjoy and God bless!See More
"We talk about issues like this a lot in ManKind Project. Drop by the AoM group "New Warriors" for more about what we do.
I can tell you my own experience. That hurt boy within has been abandoned before, expects it now, and as…"
"We all carry the child we were with us and it's hard to overcome that child no matter what your age. I can honestly tell you that there is not a man alive or that has been alive that did not, at one point or another, become the child for…"
"Not a "particularly useful activity" - I love it.
An interesting phenomenon is women's adoption of male behavior (or what they perceive those behaviors to be). Agression, promiscuity, hard drinking, etc. "
"I agree with what Shane, Andrew, and others have said in this thread.
Personally, I think another element of our culture is working to promote the extinction of traditionally masculine qualities in favor of traditionally feminine ones. What…"
"Don't flatter yourself, Johnny boy. The only people you can corner are the teenagers on the forum. You have proven to be nothing but a stalking parasite and heckler, just as Will once described, although I certainly will respect his…"
"That should be directed to John E Petty (best describes his comments - petty). Seems all he can do. Anyone see any discussions of any significance he has started? Didn't think so. Very limited guy. The best he can do is…"