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 […]

Childhood Depression

Could your son be depressed? My good friend and fellow blogger, Sarah E. Ludwig, has a terrific article about childhood depression in Parenting magazine. Among her points: Childhood depression is more common than you may think. 1 in 20 children and teens are clinically depressed. Depression is often masked by other issues. ADHD, anxiety and […]

Kids Need Unconditional Acceptance

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What’s more important: getting our kids to do as we say, or helping them grow into fulfilled adults? You might argue that it’s not an either/or choice, that it’s fully possible for a child to obey and grow into a fulfilled adult. And yet the question is one, I think, that cuts to the core […]

Boys & Depression

Have you heard about this study yet? Seems even preschoolers get depressed these days. Our national mythology tells us childhood is a happy time, but that’s just so not for a lot of kids. (Take these boys, for instance.) Is it possible that some of these kids need medical intervention? According to study author, Joan […]

Boys & Depression

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Have you heard about this study yet? Seems even preschoolers get depressed these days. Our national mythology tells us childhood is a happy time, but that’s just so not for a lot of kids. (Take these boys, for instance.) Is it possible that some of these kids need medical intervention? According to study author, Joan […]

Mr. Personality

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My eleven-year-old son came down from his bath last night and announced that he wanted to take a personality test. He’d just finished reading Trouble Don’t Last, an award-winning book about a young slave escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad. The book, he said, got him thinking about the question, “Who am I?” We […]