Social-Emotional Strategies for School Success

Social-emotional competency is key to school success, but doesn’t come naturally to a lot of boys. In my book, The Elementary and Middle School Student-Friendly Handbook to Navigating Success, I detail eight strategies students can use to handle stressors and prevent bullying — as well as dozens more tips students can use to increase school […]

School Not Working For Your Son? Try This.

Since the Washington Post published my essay, Why Schools Are Failing Boys, I’ve heard from dozens of parents & educators. Sadly, my essay struck a chord with a lot of frustrated families. And what I’m hearing from those families is It’s so reassuring to know I’m not the only one and What can we do? It’s easy to feel […]

Why I Wrote Why Schools Are Failing Our Boys

If you’ve come over here because you saw my Washington Post essay, Why Schools Are Failing Our Boys, welcome! If you’re a long-time reader and haven’t seen the essay yet, go check it out. Today, I want to share the story behind that essay. Breaking into the Washington Post has long been a goal of mine, […]

Boys & School

My 6-year-old son, a passionate, self-motivated learner got in trouble early in first grade. Why? Because he was squirmy and talkative and social. You can read more about it over at Boys and Young Men: Attention Must Be Paid. Here’s an excerpt: Not even one month into the school year, my son got in trouble […]

How’s School?

How is school going for your son? Whether you homeschool or send your kids to a public or private school, it’s a good idea to periodically take stock and see what’s working — and what’s not — regarding your sons’ education. Some things to look at: Your sons’ mood: How are your sons after school […]

The Best School For Your Boy

If school choice is fluid — and no one educational choice is “the best” — how exactly do you go about finding the best school for your son? That’s really the million dollar question, isn’t it? There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the education question. And what works for your son today (homeschooling, public school, […]