Boys Are Nurturing, Too
The kindness of Horton in the classic Horton Hatches the Egg is a lesson for all of us, male or female. Horton, an elephant, promises a bird that he will sit on her egg while she takes a vacation. His devotion to his task, despite the hardships that come his way, is rewarded by the love of the elephant-bird baby who eventually hatches out of the egg. It’s a beautiful story, made especially touching by the fact that Horton is a male elephant. It’s important to teach our boys that being loving, gentle, and nurturing are not gender-specific attributes.