• Michelle
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 4 months ago

Big boys don’t cry, be a good girl 🤦‍♀️

Are there any phrases which your parents used to say to you which you now find yourself using and feel badly about? I caught myself saying “big boys don’t cry” the other say, and immediately felt upset that I’d used such a horrible gender specific cliche. Tell me some others to watch out for!...
  • A
  • Goodyear, USA
  • 20 days ago

Hey my name is Allison

  • C
  • San Antonio, United States
  • 20 days ago

I was just talking to my husband about this I always tell my son only little girls cry boys don’t cry 😢 because that’s what I would hear my mom tell my brother . And now I’m Trying my best to stop ✋ that because I realize it sounds as if I’m telling him he is a girl because he is crying 😢

  • A
  • Goodyear, USA
  • a month ago

Hi

  • A
  • Metairie, United States
  • 2 months ago

“Keep crying & I’ll give you a reason to cry..” I literally said this the other day not even thinking it just came out like word vomit and it’s not like I even spank my child nor would I ever for her expressing herself. It came out and I cringed after I said it I felt absolutely awful and like such a 💩 mom! “Why are you even crying..?” or “That’s enough” are others my mom use to say, I’ve never said those thankfully, but the tone is very like invalidating. My mom never use to say anything to me about my weight or appearance, but she commented on herself a lot and that also made me grow up feeling very self conscious. I feel like her lack of self love contributed to a lot of my own self doubt and depression as a teen/young adult, that’s one of the biggest things I try to focus on. Our bodies change a lot after pregnancy and labor plus the new challenges of motherhood, it’s been hard to focus more on my overall health and how I feel rather than a number on a scale or clothing size.

  • M
  • Aberglasslyn, Australia
  • 4 months ago

I was shopping and a grandmother said to her grandson “no come on they’re the girl toys we’ll go find the boy toys” and I just cringed.. 😬

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