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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Raising Gentlemen

Raising gentlemen is more challenging than it sounds.  Most of us are. But as you’ve likely already learned, raising kids is not for the faint-hearted. We WANT to raise great guys  — we want our boys to grow into polite, well-mannered, educated, courteous and respectful gentlemen — but actually doing so can turn out to be […]

The Benefits Of Fishing When Parenting Your Boys

The benefits of fishing are many! If you’re looking for a hobby that will get your son off the couch and offline, why not consider fishing? It’s an age-old sport that has stood the test of time, and is worth considering, especially for those boys averse to team sports. This outdoor sport can benefit your […]

7 Ways Cartoons Inspire Your Boys To Achieve

Inspiration, by its very definition,  is the feeling of being mentally stimulated to do something. This can relate to a whole number of activities. People can feel inspired to exercise, to research the history of an invention, or to make a nice gesture for another individual. Individuals need to feel inspired in order to put […]

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 […]