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 […]

Coax Your Shy Boy Out Of His Shell

If your son prefers to hide in another room when you have company – such as when you’re receiving friends or when a distant family member he doesn’t know well is visiting – it’s fair to say that he may be shy. Being shy is not a bad thing, but as a parent, it’s essential […]

Confidence Is Fragile, Help Your Child’s Get Stronger

Psychologists have demonstrated that many of the insecurities that adults face are actually the result of your experience as a child. Children who have not been able to develop their self-confidence grow into anxious adults who often struggle with self-esteem issues. However, as a parent, it’s fair to say that you can’t be monitoring your […]

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 […]

A New Podcast About Raising & Educating Boys

  On Boys: Real Talk about Parenting, Teaching and Reaching Tomorrow’s Men is live TODAY! If you’ve ever wondered, why do boys DO that?,  this is the podcast for you. My co-host, Janet Allison, and I have spent the past three months planning and building this podcast. We’re already talked about helping boys deal with […]

How to Nurture Boys

We don’t often use the word “nurture” when talking about our boys. But our boys need constant care and attention to develop optimally. If we want to raise good men, we must nurture our boys. That’s why I wrote 8 Ways to Nurture Boys. And why I’m so pleased the piece caught the attention of […]

How to Stop School Shootings

There have been 18 school shootings in the United States in 2018* – in a year that is only 46 days old.  Yesterday, a 19-year-old male — and yes: to date, the school shooters have all been male — walked into his former high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and killed 17 […]

The Truth About Parenting Teen Boys

Are all fourteen year old boys assholes? That’s the question a friend posed to me lately. She’s not the first to ask a version of that question, and I doubt she’ll be the last because something happens to our boys between the ages of 10 and 14. Those tween years aren’t easy; our formerly cuddly […]

3 Tragic Consequences Of Telling Boys To “Man Up”

Much has been said about how damaging it is to live in a culture which tells boys and young men to “man up“. By continuing to use this kind of language, we unwittingly perpetuate the myth that not only is “manning up” preferable, but that it’s not good to show any signs of weakness or […]