This article provides tips for parents and caretakers on how to resist traditional gender norms and raise healthier, happier sons and daughters. Specifically, the focus is on strategies for raising respectful boys. It suggests teaching boys not to live their lives in conflict with the opposite sex. It also suggests promoting equality by encouraging boys to express their emotions to let us know when they are feeling affectionate, angry, sad, or happy. To teach them to be patient, sensitive, and respectful.