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Navy SEAL's mom shares her secret to raising strong sons

The best thing you can do while raising your son is to allow him to grow up to be a man, according to this Navy SEAL's mom.

Karen Vaughn joined Thursday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” to talk about her book, “World Changer: A Mother's Story: The Unbreakable Spirit of US Navy SEAL Aaron Vaughn,” and her family’s experience raising strong, resilient kids on a farm.

A small-town boy from Tennessee, Aaron Vaughn was one of 30 Americans who died aboard Extortion 17. The tragedy in August 2011 marked the greatest single loss of Navy SEAL lives. After their son’s death, Aaron Vaughn’s parents decided they would continue his legacy of protecting the American way of life.

In her book, Karen Vaughn wanted to share her family’s story with the hope that it would help other parents trying to raise kids who are willing to face their fears. She told a story on Thursday’s show about how 10-year-old Aaron learned from facing down the most intimidating cow on their family farm.

“I stood back and let him do it, and Aaron did,” Vaughn said.

She explained that sometimes not interfering was the best thing she could do as a parent, stepping back when her husband needed to teach their son about manliness.

“The greatest principle I can teach any mom is [to] let your husband raise a man,” she said.

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