In days past, I mean centuries ago, in some cultures, boys were left in the care of their mothers/women of the tribe, until the age of seven.
Up until that time, they were nurtured in mystic knowledge, music, artistic expression, love of nature…you get the picture. After that and only after that they were suited for training up to be a man and a warrior/protector/provider.
Because true strength comes from love, vulnerability and compassion. If we could only get back to a system that honors the sacred feminine within each boy and man! I think we would see a shift in society.