Man-Making: Healing the Hurt
I watched a video produced by the non-profit Boys to Men that gave a snapshot of the healing potential when we acknowledge what's broke inside. What struck me most was that the father in the video needed to recognize how and why he was pushing his son to meet unrealistic expectations. The father cried more than his son.
I think, to some degree, we are all damaged inside. There are millions of men who are trying to do right by their sons, but the little boy inside was never cherished. I believe the weekend was as powerful a transforming experience for the midlife men as it was for their sons.
When you heal yourself, you heal your son.