Reasons Why Your Son Might Be Behaving Badly At School

Angry boy in red shirt

(flickr) It’s the moment every parent dreads. The phone rings or a letter drops into the mailbox, and it’s news from the school that their child is behaving badly at school. In less extreme cases, the parent might be notified of their child’s upcoming detention, and they might be asked to meet with the class […]

Helping Your Boys Through Difficult Times Just Got a Little Bit Easier!

Being a parent can be the most wonderful thing in the world, but it is also stressful and worrying. There are so many things that you need to watch out for when you are raising kids, and especially boys. Boys are typically less emotionally aware than girls, and this can lead to difficulties in expressing […]

Is There A Mental Health Epidemic Amongst Young Boys?

In the past, there has been a stigma around mental health problems but that seems to be lifting. People are more willing to talk about mental health, and our collective understanding and acceptance of people that suffer from mental illness is growing. While there’s still a long way to go, the progress we’ve made has […]

Teenage Angst Or Something More Serious?

We all know that life can get tough at times. As a parent, you may have survived your teenage years and come through the other side unscathed, but that doesn’t take away from the difficulty of growing up. You may look back on your teenage years fondly now, but can you remember how you felt […]

Giving Your Boy The Best Chance Of Being A Healthy Man

Health is something we tend to think about only when we don’t feel 100 percent, or when we get older and the chances of developing illnesses increases. The truth of the matter is that it’s never too early to talk about and think about health and well-being. If you have a son, you want him […]

New App Helps Boys Develop Emotional Resiliency

“Schools are really geared toward girls and they don’t know how to manage boy energy. Where is the safe place for a boy to share his feelings when he’s pulling away from both parents? — Patrina Mack, “boy-mom” and founder of K’Bro When I read about a new app that’s 1) a video game and […]

Author Ann Douglas On How to Help Boys with Mental Health Challenges

The year was 2003, and all four of my kids were going through a very rough time — which meant that my husband and I were going through a very rough time. At times it felt as though our lives were falling apart…When things were at their worst, I remember feeling helpless and overwhelmed. I […]

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 […]