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Alpha Males
I often hear you talk on your show about the importance of having an alpha male as a role model for our sons. 

I have been married almost 17 years with a 10-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old son. My husband is an alpha male and there are times I cringe inside when he is in our son's face after he does something stupid. He has never physically, verbally or emotionally harmed our son, but just simply sets him straight. It’s not always easy to watch. 

Several weeks ago, my husband took our daughter, son and our son's friend (who is a girl) to a concert. During a break, my son and his friend went to get something to drink. While walking, a grown (and inebriated) man was grabbing girls' butts and proceeded to touch my son's friend's tush. My son did not hesitate. He walked up to this man and his entire group of buddies and told him what he was doing was wrong and to not touch his friend again. He then went and found a police officer and told him. 

We would not have known this if my son's friend hadn't told us. He just shrugged it off and said, "it was the right thing to do." 

The next day, his friend's dad called my husband and thanked him for raising such a young man of character. He then called our son and said he was happy his only daughter was in good hands. 

So the lesson for me was: It takes balls to raise a boy with balls. It may not always be warm and fuzzy, but it's not supposed to be. I'm very proud of the young man he is becoming. It's not easy these days, but with the help of an alpha male the balance is always there. 

Thank you for all you do,

Tags: Family Values, Importance of Fathers, Morals/Ethics/Values, Motherhood-Fatherhood, Values, Woman's point of view, Women's Point of View
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