by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Pubermania
Editor’s note: So now Michael is saying that a boy being a jerk to his mother is perfectly normal in adolescence, just like the rooster is a jerk and he’s a jerk to the rooster. It’s all about male dominance. Perhaps the reason it’s not so noticeable in boys in public schools is because they have healthier outlets for their hormonal changes, like sports or other activities and outside interests. While the homeschooled boys in extremely isolating families may only be able to express his angst against those closest to him and the ones representing the most repression, the parents. How can anyone think that is healthy?
Remember, behind every good rooster is a good hen. The two mothers above, voicing their concerns, are representative of many homeschool mothers. If your children are away from home most of the day attending school, you will not be as aware of this change that occurs in the thirteen and fourteen-year-old boys. But when the mother has her “sweet son” under her constant tutelage, the inevitable physical and psychological change that comes with puberty will be a shock to her concept of childhood submission. The boy’s “problem” is a result of gushing, exploding, rampaging hormones. In the Eastern cultures it has been traditional to remove the boys from the women’s quarters to the men’s domain before this change takes place.
It is often obscured in our perverted culture, but a boy’s destiny is to become a man. Although, prior to puberty, boys are psychologically different from girls, the contrast increases to stark dimensions when they each go through this natural maturing change we call puberty. The male becomes more independent and domineering. This independence is not just directed at females but at all people and things. Keep in mind that the boys are growing into a role of leadership. Leadership in the male population is not just an office they inherit upon marriage, or at some manhood graduation ceremony; it is a growing process that causes them to begin to assume authority at puberty. It is not natural for a woman to rule over a man. For that reason the young teenager’s conflict is more prominent with the mother than with the father.
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