Boys will be boys, or so they say. But I'm raising my boy to be a man one day. Shouting is not nice, and kicking hurts. Nobody likes their face in the dirt. So boys that fight, kick and shout, will be boys that sit in time out!
Boys will be boys as the saying goes but it doesn’t go nearly far enough. Men will be boys, too, if they are not trained to put away childish things, been given a vision of manhood, and been invited to take their place in the company of men. "Dad & Mom, Are We Raising Men or Boys?" MatthewLJacobson.com
Ann Voscamp: Excellent Article on raising boys to value not abuse women. "We were looked in the eye, Son, and what we were told, those words tried to shatter God — “Boys will be boys.” Son. When the prevailing thinking is boys will be boys — girls will be garbage. And that is never the heart of God."