Must-Read Books About Boys

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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 […]

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 […]

BuildingBoys Book Club: Raising Boys by Design

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What do you think of Raising Boys by Design so far? I plowed through Chapters 7, 8 & 9 – and promptly forgot to write about them last week. Ever have a week that just seemed to get away from you? Yeah, I had a feeling I’m not the only one! Chapters 7 through 9 […]

BuildingBoys Book Club: Raising Boys by Design, Part 2

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I’m starting to like where this book is going. Chapter 5 introduces the idea of boys as HEROes, and that’s an idea I can get behind. My years of parenting, educating and helping boys has taught me that boys have an interval drive to succeed. They have a deep, internal need to master challenges, and […]

Book Discussion: Raising Boys by Design

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Are you reading along? We recently launched BuildingBoys Virtual Book Club; our first pick is Raising Boys by Design: What the Bible and Brain Science Reveal About What Your Son Needs to Thrive, by Michael Gurian and Gregory Jantz. (Need more details about the book or why we picked it? Click here.) I’m 3 chapters […]

Boys & Violence

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Image by woodleywonderworks via Flickr Are boys predisposed to violence? I’m not talking about play wrestling. I’m talking about serious violence. Have you noticed that virtually every mass murderer was male? That the school shooting and mass shootings that pop up on our news casts far too often typically feature a young male shooter? You […]

Boys & Violence

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Image by woodleywonderworks via Flickr Are boys predisposed to violence? I’m not talking about play wrestling. I’m talking about serious violence. Have you noticed that virtually every mass murderer was male? That the school shooting and mass shootings that pop up on our news casts far too often typically feature a young male shooter? You […]

Helping Boys Learn

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Happy Teachers Day! Have you thanked a teacher yet? Schools often get a bad rap, particularly where boys are concerned. In many places, school has become a sit-down-and-shut-up kind of place, a place where recess and gym are being phased out in favor of more…worksheets. Is it any wonder that so many boys are doing […]

The Kids Are All Right

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16 hours chaperoning junior high school boys. The thought terrified me. But because Son #1 asked me, over and over again, I eventually relented and agreed to chaperone his jr. high show choir field trip to Six Flags Great America. I was still terrified. I might spend my days in the company of boys, but […]