BOYS NEED GUID­ANCE AS MUCH AS GIRLS DO

Hindustan Times (Amritsar) - - Think! - BINDU PILLAI, NEW DELHI

This refers to Lalita Pan­icker’s “For gen­der par­ity, reach out to boys” (Feb 3). It is about time we stop chart­ing out be­hav­iour guides just for girls, since boys need our sup­port through their grow­ing years too. We must also teach boys not to equate strength with man­li­ness, or vul­ner­a­bil­ity with weak­ness. This will al­low them to seek guid­ance in times of trou­ble in­stead of re­sort­ing to vi­o­lence or self-de­struc­tion. Schools must also reach out to their boy stu­dents. These ef­forts will help them build healthy relationships with girls and each other.

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