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Last week during Group Therapy, we read an email from a Rock-A-Holic named Gina.
Gina has a seven-year-old son named Trevor. He’s a good kid who gets good grades and also happens to be a big Miley Cyrus fan. She recently bought him a Miley Cyrus shirt and he loved it so much that he couldn’t wait to wear it to school to show off. The only problem is that while Gina thinks it’s cute, her husband says that it’s wimpy and will cause him to get made fun of.
Gina wanted to know if she should let him go to school wearing the Miley shirt she bought him.
This is a difficult situation and even though Gina feels like her husband is, as she put it, “a male chauvinistic pig” I think a man should have a say on what his son gets to do.
There is validity to what he’s saying because he was a 7-year-old boy once and knows what it’s like. What you girls went through in school is not the same what a boy goes through.
No boy wants the word “cute” attached to him by his mommy as he grows because of the grief his buddies will give them. Boys can easily get made fun of at that age and Trevor’s dad clearly doesn’t want to see his boy go through a bad time.
My biggest advice is to let his father explain it to him without attacking him. Dad can explain that he runs the possibility of getting made fun of and that actions have consequences.