Top Posts of 2019

2019: Conversations about boys move to center stage. CBSN created a documentary about raising boys. The American Psychological Association released recommendations for working with boys and men, igniting a debate about “traditional masculinity.” At home, parents of boys continued to grapple with screen time and video games. In schools, boys were still disproportionately represented at […]

5 Ways to Get Your Kids Outside More

When we parents were younger, we were always playing outside with our friends. Now, that’s all changed. Due to a blend of technology and increased wariness about the state of the world, children are spending more times indoors than ever before. While it’s nice to know where they are, it’s also just true that people […]

Rough And Tumble Games To Play With Your Boy This Summer

Image When you raise a boy, it’s likely that at some point or another he will start playing rough and tumble games with his friends. At first, rough and tumble games look dangerous and you might be tempted to stop him from playing completely, but actually, such games can be great for your child’s development […]

Activities You And Your Son Will Love Doing Together

It’s not easy to find an activity you AND your son can enjoy. Bringing junior along to any kind of activity you’ve always enjoyed alone could end with him feeling bored — and you feeling disappointed. Spending some time doing something he enjoys might make you feel like you’re completely out of place, and that […]

Fortnite is Not a Waste of Time

Has it truly been only a few months since Fortnite, the massively popular battle royale video game, entered our lives and living rooms? In that time, the game has become a cultural phenomenon — it is, in fact, the most popular free-to-play console video game in history – and a massive scourge on society in […]

Hobbies That Will Help Your Kids To Lead Happier Lives

Every parent wants their kids to leave happier lives, right? You want your kids to be as happy and carefree as possible while they’re young, and grow up to be happy adults too – rather than adults who complain about everything yet fail to make a change. So how can you raise your kids in […]

Most-Read Posts of 2017

2017 was the year I realized how hungry parents are for information about tween and teen boys — and yet another year in which my own teens challenged everything I thought I knew. (For most of the year, I had 3 teens and 1 tween.) It was a year in which sex and consent were […]

Fun Ways for Moms to Bond with Their Boys

Image source Building a strong relationship with your sons is of the utmost importance if you want them to grow up feeling loved and supported, if you want them to feel able to come to your with any and all of their problems, and if you want then to grow into the amazing young men […]

Getting Your Children Into Exercise: The Right Approach

It is the age of technology. The overwhelming amount of new tech coming out at a rapid pace is apparent in every aspect of life, and the newer generations are getting more and more accustomed to it at a young age. Children today are exposed to iPads and other tablets before they can talk, and […]

Weapons Play Is OK

My boys’ fascination with weapons has all but passed. At the ages of 19, 16, 14 and 11, they’re not much interested in guns (real or pretend – save for the occasional Nerf battle), and the lightsabers that once saw so much action are collecting dust in the toy bin. But a few years ago, […]