Teacher Addresses People Who Tell Boys to ‘Man Up’ and Her Opinion Has People Talking

When your little boy gets upset, do you let him cry? Or do you tell him to wipe his tears away and man up?

That’s what a lot of people are debating this week as one schoolteacher from London insists that we stop treating our little boys like emotionless soldiers. In fact, she’s telling parents to stop encouraging their sons to “man up” because boys should be able to talk about their problems the same way girls do. And of course, not everyone agrees with her on this topic, too.

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Here’s what you need to know.

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Joanna has been following the world of entertainment and celebrities since '05, having served as the Editor-in-Chief of Celebrity News Service and as a personal assistant for one of the original James Bond screenwriters, producer Kevin McClory during her days in Ireland. These days she’s a mother, warrior, celebrity writer and Disney dreamer. And she eats a lot of peanut butter M&Ms, as well.

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