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 […]

The Role of Parents in the IEP Process

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Many parents are unsure about their role in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) procedure and what they can contribute to the process. It’s important to remember that while they may not be well-versed in special education law, they are the foremost expert on their child. To play a key role in the development, monitoring, and […]

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 […]

The Gender Reading Gap: Why Boys Underperform In Reading & What Can You Do About It

The gender reading gap is real. Studies show that girls outperform boys in reading and literacy skills in almost all countries and it’s far more likely for boys to leave school unable to read. If you have boys, it’s important that you give them extra support. Having poor reading skills will negatively impact their life […]

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 […]

How To Encourage Learning In Your Household

You want what’s best for your boys. You want to set them up with all the life skills they’ll need to go out into the big wide world. Start at home.  It’s easier to encourage learning and curiosity than you may think! Here are some helpful tips to encourage learning within your household: Ensure They’re […]

How To Prepare Your Son For Preschool

Finding the right preschool and ensuring your son will be happy there can be a bit confusing and overwhelming. However, as much as this is a big step for parents, it is also a big step for the little boy involved, especially if he has never been in any kind of school environment before. A […]

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 […]

What About School?

What about school? is the question on everyone’s minds right now. It’s on the minds of school district administrators, teachers, parents, legislators, school staff…everyone, really. There is an upside to this near-universal questioning. For the first time in the 20 years I’ve been raising kids (including the 10 years I’ve been covering education as a […]