Teaching Consent to a 12-Year-Old Boy

The word “consent” has crept to the forefront of national conversation lately, thanks to the #MeToo movement and allegation after allegation after allegation of inappropriate behavior by famous (and not-so-famous) men. Even God, a.k.a, Morgan Freeman, has now been accused of sexual harassment. None of this was on my mind when I received an email […]

Dealing With Difference: Helping A Child Who Stands Out

Throughout life, people tell you to embrace your unique qualities. To celebrate the way you look and what you feel about different topics. These are lessons which most parents want to give to their children. But some differences are hard for a child to celebrate, and for some kids, standing out is their worst nightmare. […]

Here’s How You Keep Your Teen Safe on the Road

Nearly every parent dreams about being able to buy their young teen a car. They also dream of being able to really support them through their driving lessons and eventually handing over the keys to the car. But unfortunately, boys like to push the limits, and this is even the case when it comes to […]

Creating High Self-Esteem in Your Boys

Image Credit Nowadays, we’re living in world where boys are being nurtured to be just as emotionally open, expressive, and in tune with their feelings as girls… yet, there’s still a long way to go when teaching boys the emotional strategies to overcome low self-esteem and love themselves for who they are. See, with the […]

How to Stop School Shootings

There have been 18 school shootings in the United States in 2018* – in a year that is only 46 days old.  Yesterday, a 19-year-old male — and yes: to date, the school shooters have all been male — walked into his former high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and killed 17 […]

Getting Your Children Into Exercise: The Right Approach

It is the age of technology. The overwhelming amount of new tech coming out at a rapid pace is apparent in every aspect of life, and the newer generations are getting more and more accustomed to it at a young age. Children today are exposed to iPads and other tablets before they can talk, and […]

Teaching Kids First Aid Skills

Image Teaching your children how to perform first aid is a life skill which can prove invaluable to them later on through their lives. If they ever come into a situation where they or their loved ones require medical assistance, they will be trained to be able to treat the person and possibly even save […]

5 Ways To Fuel Your Boys For Sport

https://www.pexels.com/photo/boys-childhood-children-daylight-551581/ When your kids are quite active, you have to make sure that you’re able to keep on top of their health levels. Between running around at school, sports practices, and then running around at home, it won’t be long before they get tired out. And while that’s definitely what you want come bedtime, you […]

Alternative Sports For Boys Who Aren’t That Interested

The stereotype that all boys love sports is a pretty strange one. After all, what is it about someone’s gender that suddenly means that they have to have this one particular interest above all others? However, there is a degree to which boys who aren’t that into sports are missing out a little bit. The […]

What Boys (& Parents) Need to Know About Sex & Consent

It’s not easy to talk about sex, consent & rape. It’s not easy to read, write or think about those topics either. And that’s the real reason why this post is coming a full 2 1/2 weeks after I announced Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, & Consent On Campus as BuildingBoys’ most recent book club […]