Books Boys Like to Read

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Finding books boys like to read isn’t easy. Especially if you’re a middle-aged mom who generally doesn’t understand what tween and teenage boys like or think. I recently discussed building boys’ reading and literacy skills with educator Todd Feltman, who created and shared this fantastic list of culturally responsive novels for young adult males. Got […]

Middle School Boys Start “Pedo Database”

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A group of middle school boys started a “Pedo Database” because adults didn’t take their complaints seriously. There is something seriously wrong when 6th and 7th grade boys recognize an adult male’s behavior toward preteen girls as creepy and adults fail to act.  And yet, that’s exactly where we are. According to a Boston Globe […]

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 […]

Five Skills Boys Can Gain from Online Dancing Programs

As the world becomes more digitalized, schools encourage students to try new activities such as coding and dancing online. Yes — kids really can learn to dance online (have you ever seen TikTok?) — and yes, boys can dance. Here’s a list of five skills boys may gain from online dancing programs: 1. Creativity Dancing online […]

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 […]

Revealed: The Least Stressful Ways to Move to a New Area With Your Young Son

Moving is disruptive, exciting, inconvenient and life-changing. A move to a new home is stressful, and there’s no way to make the process pain-free. However, there’s a lot you can do to reduce the stress. Image Credit Here  are some steps you can take to minimize the stress of moving: Discuss Your Decision to Move […]

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 […]