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 […]

How To Be A Calmer Parent

Parenting is stressful. Wonderful — and stressful. As a parent, you have ultimate responsibility for another person’s life and well-being, and that can often feel overwhelming. You might even start questioning yourself and your abilities, which can lead to rising anxiety and decreased patience.   If you feel like this, you’re not alone. Your short-tempered […]

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 […]

How To Encourage Learning In Your Household

You want what’s best for your boys. You want to set them up with all the life skills they’ll need to go out into the big wide world. Start at home.  It’s easier to encourage learning and curiosity than you may think! Here are some helpful tips to encourage learning within your household: Ensure They’re […]

How To Prepare Your Son For Preschool

Finding the right preschool and ensuring your son will be happy there can be a bit confusing and overwhelming. However, as much as this is a big step for parents, it is also a big step for the little boy involved, especially if he has never been in any kind of school environment before. A […]

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 […]

Raising Boys to Be Good Men: Book Review

I have spent two decades working on raising boys to be good men. Have I succeeded? Early signs look good — my 22 year old is living, working and studying independently in another state; my 19 year old recently cooked me a birthday dinner; and all 4 of my boys prioritize time with extended family […]

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 […]