If you’re a mom of boys, then you know what I mean! They are just WIRED differently! Mostly, they’re just WIRED. I don’t necessarily mean they’re hyperactive, I mean within themselves their BRAINS are running 90 miles per second.
In my house, my son appears to be very calm,well behaved, and all those other words you use for really sweet good kids. He is! There is this one little thing though, his brain, his brain operates like a boy brain and my brain doesnt. So, what does that mean? It means that I, mommy, need to work on remembering God created boys to be the way they are for a reason. Let’s explore together, shall we, some of the ways that we can help our boys to grow up into the men we dream they can be!
God made boys more active than little girls because he had a plan in mind. God’s plan for our boys is to grow up into strong leaders of their homes and communties! He designed them so that one day they would have enough energy to take on the role of husband, father, community leader and still have enough energy left to go out and work a job to support the family God gives him. He also designed your son especially for you, to sharpen you, refine you, mold you into the person he wants you to be. My son sharpens me daily…believe me! I have an outwardly calm child whose brain is running so fast inside his little head I really believe some days smoke will come out of his ears haha. He just does not operate well until I allow him to get some of that brain energy out through exercising. It is a truth that boys learn better after having used large muscle groups to exercise before sitting down to the tedious task of doing academic work. So mama’s take note! PE comes FIRST in the morning, send them out not for just play time but for real live, actual P.E. and make them do real exercises. I send my son out to run a mile every morning and it is amazing what a difference that has made! It takes 9 minutes and it saves my day. If you don’t live in an area conducive to allowing your child to go run that mile, then make him do something else (at my house the kids do push ups A LOT)…..figure something out to get those large muscles used and fatigued prior to trying to drill and kill your poor son with academic work.