Why Do Boys…

…Love to Fight?

Most boys don’t love to fight, but the ones that do, do it to show their strength.

-Max, age 10

Boys like to fight because it separates the kids from the boys. It is also about that rush of adrenalin you get when you fight.

– Logan, age 11

…Talk Less Than Girls?

They don’t – especially at school.

– Max, age 10

Boys talk less because we are more predictable and we can anticipate each other’s thoughts and actions.

– Logan, age 11

…Enjoy Crude Humor?

Because it embarrasses someone.

– Max, age 10

‘Cause it is just really funny!

– Logan, age 11

…Take Risks?

Because they don’t know if they can do something. They take risks to see if they can do it.

– Max, age 10

When you take a risk, you can get a great reward.

– Logan, age 11


They just have bad BO (body odor).

– Max, age 10

It is a self-defense mechanism. I have the ultimate power of the stink foot—it is a great weapon and a great defense.

– Logan, age 11

The Building Boys Bulletin

The Building Boys Bulletin Newsletter gives you the facts, encouragement, and inspiration you need to help boys thrive. Written by Jennifer L.W. Fink, mom of four sons and author of Building Boys: Raising Great Guys in a World That Misunderstands Males, Building Boys Bulletin includes:

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“I learned a lot about helping boys thrive over the past 20+ years — most of it the hard way! I’m eager to share what I’ve learned to make your path a little easier.”   – Jennifer

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