Red Flags, Safety Nets, & School Shootings

Red flags almost always precede school shootings. We know that; we’ve documented it. And we’ve done next to nothing about it. How many more red flags are we going to ignore before we finally build a bigger, stronger safety net? According to a Washington Post article, the 18-year-old male who killed 19 children and 2 […]

Effective Tips For Raising Responsible Boys

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Raising responsible boys is…not easy. We live in a society that prioritizes personal pleasure and satisfaction over responsibility — and our kids are surrounded by people who fail to take responsibility for their actions. Add on top of that boys’ immature, still-developing brains and that time crunch many of us parents face trying to balance […]

How To Encourage Reluctant Boy Readers

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Got a reluctant reader?  You’re not alone. Many boys are reluctant readers. Forcing boys to read — or fighting with them about their reading habits — can backfire. Try these strategies to help your son appreciate the wonderful world of reading (and all the benefits that some with it.) Image via Unsplash Look for novels […]

Engaging Yet Educational Extracurricular Activities For Boys

Extracurricular activities for boys help them develop their brains, bodies, and essential life skills.  Most boys default to a couple easy after school activities. Most want to play outside with their friends or play their online video games — two perfectly acceptable options! When they start saying “I’m bored,” though, try introducing a new activity […]

11 Things You Should Know About Boys’ Health

Boys face many challenges in terms of their physical and mental health. Biologically-speaking, there’s evidence that boys are more vulnerable to health risks throughout the lifespan. Boys are more susceptible to illness, and more likely than girls to develop complications from infections. Mix in gender stereotypes that reward boys & men who take risks  — […]

Improving Your Son’s Literacy Skills, Step By Step

Literacy skills are inextricably linked to success in the modern world. Pexels – CC0 License But boy’s literacy rates in schools are falling in comparison to the literacy rates of girls. The fact that girls’ literacy skills are climbing is FANTASTIC! What’s not fantastic is the fact that boys aren’t keeping up. Globally, boys are […]

How Are Boys’ Learning Styles Different From Girls’?

How much do you know about boys’ learning styles? In order to teach boys effectively, it’s important to understand how they learn. Some say the best way to help underachieving boys is to treat them like girls and take the same approach to teaching them, but that’s the last thing you want to do because […]

Maintaining a Healthy Parent-Child Relationship

Maintaining a healthy parent-child relationship isn’t easy.  Parenting is difficult and stressful. Children (and parents!) can be difficult and stressful. Sometimes, it’s tempting to give up or give in, particularly when you’re battling a tween or teen boy who has way more energy than you do. But investing time and effort into creating and sustaining […]

Bookworm: Encouraging Your Son To Embrace Reading

(Image Source) Can you turn a boy into a bookworm?  Yes – and no. Some boys are natural readers. Others need a bit (OK, a lot!) more encouragement and persuasion. Reading may never be your son’s preferred activity, but there’s a lot you can do to reduce his reluctance to read and help him find […]

Does Male Mental Health Matter?

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What if it had been a guy? What if, say, Tom Brady took himself out halfway through the Super Bowl because he realized his head wasn’t in the game? (And what if the Buccaneers were a touchdown or more behind when he did so?) Or if Giannis Antetokounmpo failed to suit up for game six […]