Top Posts of 2018

2018 was an interesting year. The #MeToo movement gained strength, bringing discussions of sexual harassment and assault into national conversation. Famous men fell from their perches, and subsequently, a whole lot of us started talking about how to raise good, decent boys. More than 300 mass shootings occurred here in the U.S. — including massacres […]

The Boy Crisis is Real

Is there a “boy crisis?’ Yes, despite the fact that men still remain in control of most companies and governments throughout the world. Continued male dominance of professions and power is obscuring the fact that boys and young men are struggling — and their struggles affect us all. That, in a nutshell, is the premise […]

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 […]

How Will Your Boys Use Technology In Future?

The Millennial generation was the first to grow up surrounded by technology from a young age. Most Millennials were teenagers when computers, laptops and the Internet grew in popularity and found a place in most western households. As a result,  Millennial workers have brought their tech-savviness to the workplace and created a new remote-friendly and […]

Teaching Your Son The Right Balance Between Video Games & Being Active

As parents, we want to ensure that our boys strike the right balance in their life. It’s not at all unusual for boys to go through a stage where they’re consumed by video games — and not at all unusual for parents to panic about their sons’ obsession! For most boys, this stage is self-limiting, […]

Parents Vs The Games Console

Whenever school vacation comes around again, parents often have one big concern: how to stop the games console from consuming their child’s mind. While it’s true that most games and mobile apps have some educational aspects, you still can’t deny the value of getting the kids out of the house for some fresh air and physical […]

How to Help Your Child Pick the Right IT Career

Information technology, or IT for short, is a massive subject that encompasses a lot of different fields. There are many different specialisations to pick from. What your child will enjoy solely depends on their interests now, and it’s important that you don’t funnel them down a specific route in IT if they don’t enjoy it. […]

5 Startling, Important Facts About Video Games & Violence

If you’re worried about video games and violence, you’re not alone. The two have been linked since gaming’s earliest days, and that link has only grown stronger in the public perception after Columbine and the release of ultra-realistic, violent games such as Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty. Whether or not to allow your kids […]

Why You Need to Read “Moral Combat”

The answer, in 4 words: Because you have boys. The answer, in 14 words: Because you have boys, and video games are a big part of boy culture. The slightly longer, more philosophical answer: Because many of the things you think and know about video games just aren’t so.  The popular narrative around video games, […]