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 […]

Raising Boys: Myths Debunked!

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Raising boys can be a bit of a challenge. There is so much misinformation about what to do and not do as an adult to raise healthy, happy boys that it can be hard to know where the truth ends and the myths begin.  Image Credit: Photo by Monstera from Pexels This blog post will debunk some of […]

Don’t Want Your Kids to Wear a Mask in School This Fall? Do This.

I don’t want my kids to wear masks in school. Photo by Max Fischer from Pexels Masks are uncomfortable and annoying. They make it more difficult for students to hear teachers (and vice versa) and they hide facial expressions. Also, it is a complete pain-in-the-know-what to make sure that everyone has a clean mask every day. As a […]

Helping Boys Unleash Their Creativity

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Image – CC0 License Helping our boys to be themselves can be a bit of a challenge. Some boys aren’t exactly keen on sharing their inner selves with the rest of world — and that’s okay, as long as they are confident in themselves.  Parents can help boys discover (and express) their authentic selves by […]

Managing Your Growing Boys’ Health

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Image Source Managing your boys’ health is a big responsibility. Of all the (many!) things you do as a parent, facilitating their good health and well-being is among the most important, as doing so will help them lead the happiest, healthiest and, hopefully, longest lives possible. Of course, there are countless areas to focus on, but […]

Helping Your Son To Be Himself

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Boys can suffer a lot from self esteem issues as they grow, and quite a lot of the time, these worries and fears are swept under the rug. Men’s mental health can be an oft ignored issue, but increasingly, parents (and teachers) are turning their attention toward boys’ mental health. One way you can help: […]

The Return of Youth Sports

I bought coffee from a concession stand this weekend. And drank it while sitting in the bleachers. It was my first coffee-in-the-bleachers in more than a year-and-a-half. The pandemic sucked (still sucks!), but here I am, writing about concession stand coffee, because after more than a year of lock downs and social distancing, once-common “annoyances” […]

Your Son’s Health Must Always Come First

Your son’s health is a priority. When he’s young, it’s up to you to take all the necessary safety precautions, and you can control his food intake and exercise so his health is in the best possible condition. As he gets older, you step back and teach your son how to take care of his […]

Building Boys & Learning During a Pandemic

Learning during a pandemic is challenging.  Hell — LIVING during a pandemic is challenging. But you already know that. The chaos, confusion and sense of overwhelm are likely intimately familiar to you now. What you want — need –– are answers. Answers that will help you figure out how to keep your boys learning during a […]