For many years, American society has used the term "mama's boy" in a degrading and demeaning way. Used negatively to mean a boy who leans "too much" on his mother, this term indicates that a boy is somehow soft or babyish for this reliance.
But that is false. One mom attacked the concept in a Facebook post about her toddler son.
"Please never allow anyone to declare that your love and need me for me somehow makes you less of a man," she writes. "Loving me means that you respect the role I play in your life." Jade North, of the Facebook page Four Norths in the South, goes on to share that she is honored to be loved in this way since it shows she is doing the job God has given her: parenting and loving her child.
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North is writing about her toddler son, but she shares that she hopes he continues to give her kisses and need her throughout his life - even though their relationship will change. She also pleads with him to know that showing his emotions is not negative. "I want you to know that there is nothing wrong with that," she says.
A "mama's boy" respects and loves his mother deeply. It's one of the best things a young man can grow to be. Click here for North's full post.
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