Is my son too feminine?

United States
March 9, 2007 5:45pm CST
My son was raised with two sisters who are older than him by 8 years. As a baby and toddler he had to play what they did to get their attention which meant barbies and stuff like that. He is now 11 and only has girls as friends. Boys pick on him and call him "woman". He really likes girls in a normal way, and loves having all the attention from girls but how can I get him to be more manly? I don't want this picking on him to continue through high school. Please Help!!
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@SageMother (2277)
• United States
10 Mar 07
I hope you are not really serious about this. If you mean...."how do I get him to act like a boorish jerk"
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@brckoba (795)
• United States
9 Mar 07
To be honest, I was raised with two older sisters and I used to play with dolls, but now I am married and have a beautiful daughter. There is nothing wrong with your son. I'm sure if he starts to get pick on in school he will stop to behave the way he does. All you can do is encourage him to be himself. Also if you want to you can ask him if he would like to play in any extra curricular activity, such as football, soccer etc. These way he can find a way to bond with other boys his age. Remember to be patient and to be understanding and supportive. My best wishes to you and your son!