20+ years into parenting boys, I feel like I have a pretty good grasp on how to be an effective "boy parent." I did not feel that way nearly 20 years ago, when I was trying to figure out why my perfectly content little boys would randomly start running and jumping off the couch. And I definitely didn't feel that way when my boys fought and bickered, or when I realized how ill-suited most traditional schools are to boys' needs. To survive the chaos that was my life, I read books about boys. I asked questions. I listened, I learned and I observed. And, I realized that I was -- am -- the only "boy parent" struggling with these issues. So, I started BuildingBoys. Over the years, BuildingBoys has evolved into a collective set of resources -- and I realized recently that you might not … [Read More...] about Be a Better “Boy Parent”
Parents want to do as much as they can to help their boys grow up into well-rounded and well-educated individuals. One way parents can really make a big … Read More about The Best Ways To Reinforce Your Sons’ Education
Author Peggy Orenstein has a new book out this week, Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent and Navigating the New Masculinity. (Spoiler … Read More about Yes, Boys Are Struggling!
Many people are horrified at the thought of single moms raising boys. In fact, some take it further and blame single moms for boys' violent acts and … Read More about In Defense of Single Moms Raising Boys