Restart slideshow

The Worst Parenting Advice We've Ever Heard

Prev 22 of 25 Next
22. Boys Will Be Boys
Explaining away aggressive behaviors such as hitting or kicking with this phrase contributes to the toxic masculinity that pervades our culture. It promotes the idea that misbehavior by boys is to be expected and excused.

All children — boys and girls — need to learn boundaries about what is and is not acceptable conduct and should be allowed to grow up free of gender stereotypes.