The Boy Crisis is Real

Is there a “boy crisis?’ Yes, despite the fact that men still remain in control of most companies and governments throughout the world. Continued male dominance of professions and power is obscuring the fact that boys and young men are struggling — and their struggles affect us all. That, in a nutshell, is the premise […]

A New Podcast About Raising & Educating Boys

  On Boys: Real Talk about Parenting, Teaching and Reaching Tomorrow’s Men is live TODAY! If you’ve ever wondered, why do boys DO that?,  this is the podcast for you. My co-host, Janet Allison, and I have spent the past three months planning and building this podcast. We’re already talked about helping boys deal with […]

Why a Masculinity Camp for 8-Year-Old Boys is a Good Idea

Masculinity and sexuality are not the same thing. That statement seems so incredibly obvious to me — and perhaps to you too — but I’m compelled to state it, straight up, after reading this critique of a Santa Monica masculinity camp for boys: “In Freudian terms, age 8 to 11 falls in the period of […]

Introducing The National Center for the Development of Boys

“Boy magic.” That’s what Troy Kemp saw the first time he set foot on the campus of McCallie School, an all-boys school in Chattanoogna, Tennessee. It was the first time Kemp, then a math teacher, saw an educational environment that encouraged, embraced and accepted boys as they are, and taught boys according to their needs. He […]

Interview on the Dr. Vibe Show

Glenn Barker, Dr. Marvin Thompson and Dr. Vibe hosted a round table discussion with BuildingBoys founder, Jennifer L.W. Fink and Thabiti Boone. If you missed Jen’s interview last week, you can listen to it here.    

Building a White House Council on Boys & Men

In 2009, President Obama signed an Executive Order and created the White House Council on Women & Girls, “to ensure that American women and girls are treated fairly in all matters of public policy.” It is now 2015, and there is no complementary White House Council on Boys & Men, despite the fact that a […]

The Boy Crisis

Recently, I had the chance to talk with Warren Farrell, PhD, chair of the Commission to Create a White House Council on Boys & Men and author of The Myth of Male Power, Why Men Are They Way They Are and Women Can’t Hear What Men Don’t Say. Dr. Farrell outlined what he considers the five components […]

Christina Hoff Sommers: The War on Boys

Author Christina Hoff Sommers first wrote The War on Boys in 2001. Sadly, little has changed for the better since then. Sommers revised, updated and re-released her book in 2013. She released this video just a few days ago. It’s a must-watch for anyone who cares about boys.

Fidgety Boys & A Sputtering Economy: Why is “Fidgety” Bad?

Do our boys only matter when dollars (or lack of dollars) can be tied to their achievements (or lack of achievements)? In this country, the answer seems to be yes. The New York Times made a bit of a splash this week with the article “A Link Between Fidgety Boys and a Sputtering Economy.” The […]

If I Were a Parent of a Boy…by Michael Gurian

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For the next several months a group of writers focused on the issues of boys and men are collaborating through the writing and sharing of blog posts in order to bring greater awareness to the unique challenges boys and men face in the 21st Century. Twice a month these writers will be posting the same […]