Busting the 'mama's boy' myth
Tips to raise strong men
- Duration 4:18
- Date Mar 17, 2012
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Are you a -- -- -- -- that these two guys hair remember Matthew McConaughey hey in failure to launch.
It's 35 years old -- still -- -- home that is not the norm.
Those dishes are touring these big stick of dynamite to give him -- into -- -- -- retail well there's now new research out disproving the old theory that mama's boys are not strong independent man.
Tate stoned Mardy has been studying these so called mama's boy myth that -- busting it wide open her new book the mama's boy -- why.
Keeping our son's close makes them stronger.
On sale now the myth is that.
Mom should hide that if they're really close to their son they share things.
God forbid even like knitting that it might harm their children their boys later in life since -- -- true though.
Yeah -- there's this idea that if we keep five cents to close.
And -- we're gonna coddle him and cuddle him.
It's gonna turn out to be one of these was seeing when you wimpy guys has never gonna be independent never grow up to be a real man.
The truth is is not -- -- not quite so actually went moms to keep their boys class are raising independence from Kaiser's research stared back at.
Now you're not suggesting.
The moms who do their -- laundry and cook for their sons not that kind had a -- -- high school is back playing out that I would love to be clear about it.
When I Tim asked what I do not mean the coddling domineering smothering mom that we see like it in movies like that want to -- I mean.
You know -- beer commercials where mom shows up in the sports -- -- cracks open the -- for her adult plan.
Instead I'm just talking about moms who give their -- the emotional support that being need.
Gives in the security that they need to go -- to be independent and you say to in the boasted that mama's boys do better in school.
They have me do we have more self control than non mama's boys you -- and you know I was.
-- fast meaning to find this out.
They do to better in school it turns out that moms who are closer to their boys those boys actually think about masculinity a little bit differently they just don't have that.
I got to fight to prove that a man I down.
You know I got to beat starter got a handle everything on my hand on.
They're a little bit more mostly open because we need nurturing just like women do they do and that's true and those same skills communication -- -- allow them to do better in school.
And this mama's boy raised a hockey player so.
They're worked for you got Karen here's my question -- line you can crossed though isn't there too much coddling they did a mom could do to her son that he would harm him later in life you know I don't think it's a mom something I think it's a parent child thing I think we've all seen parents who.
You know there's a term helicopter parenting -- -- but I've seen -- can stay with moms and their daughters.
Moms and their -- yeah there's definitely too much you can do but I don't think it has to do you like -- points.
Well I like a lot about mama's boy is a big that I work with two.
Is this you say that they're actually better in the workplace they make better co workers.
Have been known to sob on camera if there's an -- touching story we're -- -- they will well options I just think that that's touching an adorable what do we make good husbands I don't know do you.
Okay mama's boys are good -- yeah.
It's not just that and I think that's the guys that -- cannot defend just benefit that's when their little ones and it really does go on to help them when -- -- in the workplace as you say.
You know they they're a little better team market better communication and there and yes they're working with Clemens some of them are working for women so it's a good thing that they they understand that.
And also you know weren't being you know where it's not -- just about brute strength they've really -- these kind of skills thing to help them succeed.
All right it's an interesting book kids don't nobody thinks are being here it's called the mama's boy myth and we want to hear from you folks -- FF weakened on Twitter do can mama's boys grow up to be.
Tough -- by the way Kate.
I really meeting.
Let's -- that's where can I can't handle.
The effects of battling a kid too much.
I need to make their email -- I beat him out of the putt I think he's still -- out Cameron kids all of Marty thanks so much of a tank different --