Best of the Blogs: Self-Care, Sex & Age Sixteen

Sure, I write a lot about boys. But as a mom of boys, I’m also aware of just how stressful parenting boys can be. And I’ve learned from personal experience that I have to take good care of myself if I want to take good care of my boys. After all, it’s pretty hard to […]

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Photo by espensorvik via Flickr Here it is! The Best of the Blogs for the week of June 4-8, 2012: Why Society is Failing Young Boys. Boys/young men aren’t doing so well in society. Girls are graduating college are far greater rates than boys are, and many young men continue to struggle well into adulthood. […]

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 I’m a little late (OK, a lot late) getting today’s post up because I spent the day at a local wetlands with my kindergartener and his class. I found a lot of great content this week, though! Here is this week’s Best of the Blogs: The Issues Our Boys Face.  PigTail Pals — normally a […]

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WAT Book Club Four Great Books for Boys. Full disclosure: I used to write for an editor who is now part of the We Are Teachers (WAT) team. But that’s now why I’m recommending this blog post. I’m recommending this post because I’m always interested in seeing great book suggestions for boys — and I’m […]

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A round up of some of the best stuff on the ‘Net. Sexism and The Early Learning Centre. A Facebook friend pointed me to this post after she read my recent post, “Helping Boys in a Sex-Soaked Society.” In my post, I mention the insidious nature of mass media images, and how they worm their […]

Best of the Blogs: Boys in the News

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Fridays have traditionally been Best of the Blogs day here at Blogging ‘Bout Boys, a round-up of some the best boy-related blogs on the ‘Net. But this week, I ran across so many fascinating news articles that I’m going to focus on news instead. (Who says journalism is dead?) I first saw Debra-Lynn B. Hook’s […]

Best of the Blogs: Parenting

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Parenting is hard work — but maybe not as hard as we make it. In Why Good Parenting is Less Work Than You Think, blogger Denise Schipani writes about some intriguing new research that suggests parents may have far less power over their kids’ potential than we’ve been led to believe. It’s an especially great […]

Best of the Blogs: Father’s Day Edition

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It’s not easy being a man today. In Rethinking Manhood: The New Feminist Project?, author Tom Matlack writes about the need to re-invent masculinity. “The most macho thing in the world is to be a loving father. To be a faithful husband. To put food on the table,” Matlack writes. “Even more macho is to […]

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Parenthood is a full-time job (plus!). Picking up crackers, wiping snotty noses and reading All About Diggers for the 100th time doesn’t exactly leave a lot of time for personal pursuits. And many, many parents, caught up in the whirlwind that is parenthood, let themselves go for a period of time. They push their dreams […]

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Parenthood is a full-time job (plus!). Picking up crackers, wiping snotty noses and reading All About Diggers for the 100th time doesn’t exactly leave a lot of time for personal pursuits. And many, many parents, caught up in the whirlwind that is parenthood, let themselves go for a period of time. They push their dreams […]