Strategies for When Your Teen Son Hates School

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Pexels – CCO Licence What do you do with a teen son who hates school? First: Know you’re not alone. One of the biggest challenges many parents of teen boys face is the school issue. Although many teens can hate school for many reasons, it does seem to be a bit more common with boys, and […]

5 Early Signs Your Son Might Need Braces

pixabay Many children and teens have orthodontic work, and braces are a common part of growing up. They’re not only important to achieving that perfect smile, they also prevent future dental health problems. Different children need braces at different ages, however. It’s good to plan for braces, as even though they are usually very effective, […]

3 Things Parents Learned During Lockdown

Photo by Paige Cody on Unsplash Lockdown has been a trying time for all of us. A lot of parents have struggled during this period. After all, juggling homeschooling and work has not been easy, has it? Plus, there are a lot of parents who have found themselves out of work because of the pandemic, […]

Safety Tips For Parents Teaching Their Boys How To Drive

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Are you intimidated by the prospect of teaching boys how to drive?  When it comes to building independence in your son, one of the best things you can do is to teach him how to drive (when he reaches the legal age!) (Unsplash CC0) Of course, the prospect of your son taking the wheel can […]

How To Guide Boys In Their Interests

Helping boys discover (and engage in) their interests is one way we can address the fact that boys’ needs are often overlooked or ignored in modern society. But how do we as parents do this? Here are a few ideas you can use to guide your children to explore the things that make them curious […]

How To Build A Meaningful Relationship With Your Son

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When you have a son, it’s important to build a beautiful, meaningful relationship with him. Not only will this be good for you, but it’s good for him too, and a healthy relationship between child and parent will help as he gets older. A meaningful relationship will help you to build a strong bond between […]

How To Be A Calmer Parent

Parenting is stressful. Wonderful — and stressful. As a parent, you have ultimate responsibility for another person’s life and well-being, and that can often feel overwhelming. You might even start questioning yourself and your abilities, which can lead to rising anxiety and decreased patience.   If you feel like this, you’re not alone. Your short-tempered […]

The Benefits of Getting your Boys Involved with DIY

DIY activities are one way to counterbalance screen time. And, boys tend to process their feelings and emotions most effectively when their bodies are also in motion, so creating opportunities for them to design and build physical objects will benefit their overall development. Here’s how: Improved Hand-Eye Coordination  One benefit of getting your kids involved with […]

Host The Best Lockdown Birthday With These Tips

A birthday party for a young boy is hard enough to plan and coordinate, but a lockdown birthday? That’s a lot more difficult than usual! The outbreak of COVID-19 may have taken away playdates, school and most party scenarios, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make your boy’s birthday the place to be this […]

Teaching Boys Financial Responsibility From A Young Age

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Teaching young boys about money is so important, but a lot of parents put it off until it’s too late. Eventually, your boys are going to leave home and they will have to manage their own finances. If you haven’t taught them how to do that, they can quickly end up in trouble. But if […]