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My colleague, Maggie Dent, maintains that there is more hostile parenting towards boys. She says that people commiserated with her when they found out she had four sons. She maintains that this wouldn't have happened if she had four girls instead.  I agree.    There's a negative perception about raising boys, which is linked to their boisterousness and behaviour as well as a lack of understanding about what boys need. Like Maggie Dent, I've been on a mission for some time to help parents understand more about the needs of their sons.    If you have boys then here are 7 new tips to help you raise great sons:   1. Make sure you like them and feel comfortable with their boyness. Sounds simple, but many mums feel uncomfortable with the messiness and boisterousness of boys. Boys pick this up, and can turn off and act in extreme wa...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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