'Mama's Boy Myth': Sons Who Are Close to Mom are Stronger

Freud warned about the unresolved Oedipal complex in boys: Sons who couldn't break free from a smothering mother's clutches were doomed to be sexually confused -- or even homosexual. Even Dr. Benjamin Spock, the pediatric guru of the 1950s and 1960s, advised that mama's boys might grow up "precocious, with feminine interests." But now, author Kate Stone Lombardi contends in her new book, "The Mama's Boy Myth," that having a close mother-son relationship makes boys stronger and ultimately...Full Story
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