BOYS NEED GUIDANCE AS MUCH AS GIRLS DO
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.