Safety Tips For Parents Teaching Their Boys How To Drive

Black teenage boy sitting in the drivers seat of a car

Are you intimidated by the prospect of teaching boys how to drive?  When it comes to building independence in your son, one of the best things you can do is to teach him how to drive (when he reaches the legal age!) (Unsplash CC0) Of course, the prospect of your son taking the wheel can […]

How To Guide Boys In Their Interests

Helping boys discover (and engage in) their interests is one way we can address the fact that boys’ needs are often overlooked or ignored in modern society. But how do we as parents do this? Here are a few ideas you can use to guide your children to explore the things that make them curious […]

How To Build A Meaningful Relationship With Your Son

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When you have a son, it’s important to build a beautiful, meaningful relationship with him. Not only will this be good for you, but it’s good for him too, and a healthy relationship between child and parent will help as he gets older. A meaningful relationship will help you to build a strong bond between […]

The Benefits of Getting your Boys Involved with DIY

DIY activities are one way to counterbalance screen time. And, boys tend to process their feelings and emotions most effectively when their bodies are also in motion, so creating opportunities for them to design and build physical objects will benefit their overall development. Here’s how: Improved Hand-Eye Coordination  One benefit of getting your kids involved with […]

Teaching Boys Financial Responsibility From A Young Age

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Teaching young boys about money is so important, but a lot of parents put it off until it’s too late. Eventually, your boys are going to leave home and they will have to manage their own finances. If you haven’t taught them how to do that, they can quickly end up in trouble. But if […]

Tips For Raising Healthy & Happy Boys

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Pexels Raising boys isn’t always easy, but it’s one of the most gratifying jobs in the world. You love your son or sons and want to see them succeed. The good news is that there are steps and actions you can take to help ensure your boys grow up to be healthy and happy in […]

Be There For The Big Moments in Your Boy’s Life

Image by Art Skoo from Pixabay  One of the most important things you can do for your son is be there for the big moments.  Milestones are important to all children, but boys and girls may have different priorities and things that they deem significant in their lives. As a parent, you can reinforce the […]

Reading Raising Cain

My oldest son wasn’t yet two when Raising Cain:Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys was published in 1999. At the time, I was so immersed in the process of parenting that I didn’t have any time to read and reflect on the experience. And, my son was young enough that I hadn’t yet needed to […]

Raising A Black Son: A Fight to Flourish

Twenty-six years ago, a beautiful baby boy inducted me into parenting. His birth was not as difficult as TV dramas portrayed, but raising up my black son would be far more strenuous labor.  My adorable son was also a clingy baby, and it was a major feat to leave him in the church nursery or […]

Let’s Support ALL Black Boys

It should go without saying, but all Black boys are unique. Each is a complex mix of talents, gifts and desires, and each wants to be loved, supported and valued. Here are 5 more ways to support Black boys: 1. Encourage children to be friends with black boys. Know their names. Invite them to your homes/playdates. […]