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Dr. Lisa Damour: Connecting with Teens



Powered by RedCircle Dr. Lisa Damour says that adults should consider the barriers boys face when it comes to emotional connection and expression.  “Gender is such a huge force in how emotion is expressed, and perhaps even in how emotion is experienced,” says Dr. Damour. “If a boy doesn’t feel that he has permission to … Continue reading Dr. Lisa Damour: Connecting with Teens


Teacher Tom on Connections & Play-Based Learning



Powered by RedCircle Teacher Tom says “kids haven’t changed at all” over recent decades. “Kids still need freedom to play, to follow their own curiosity,to ask and answer questions,and to learn how to get along with other people,” he says. Nurturing Kids & Building Connections The first five years of a child’s life “should be … Continue reading Teacher Tom on Connections & Play-Based Learning


Women are America’s Safety Net & That’s a Problem for Boys



Powered by RedCircle Women are America’s safety net.  Women provide the vast majority of child and elder care and care for the disabled. Women do the bulk of home- and community-tending, and they create and reinforce the ties that bind us together. Most of that labor is unpaid — and the little that is paid … Continue reading Women are America’s Safety Net & That’s a Problem for Boys


Navigating Parenthood Beyond Stereotypes with Jaimie Kelton



Powered by RedCircle Like most moms, Jaimie Kelton has “so many thoughts & fears on raising a boy.” “I question myself constantly,” says Jaimie, host of The Queer Family podcast and mom to two children, a 10-year-old daughter & a 6-year-old son. She knows that gender is a social construct — and also knows that … Continue reading Navigating Parenthood Beyond Stereotypes with Jaimie Kelton


Adam Price: “He’s Not Lazy”



Powered by RedCircle Dr. Adam Price’s book, He’s Not Lazy, is one that parents of teenage boys frequently recommend to each other. There’s good reason for that: He’s Not Lazy: Empowering Your Son to Believe in Himself addresses parents’ fears and concerns about their “unmotivated,” “under-performing” teenage sons. Stop Worrying About Your Boys Fear is … Continue reading Adam Price: “He’s Not Lazy”


BoyMom Ruth Whippman on Reimagining Boyhood



Powered by RedCircle BoyMom Ruth Whippman has spent significant time reimagining boyhood. As a mom of 3 boys, she knows that raising boys today is a complex endeavor. As she writes in her book, BOYMOM: Reimagining Boyhood in the Age of Impossible Masculinity, “Boys in America (and worldwide) are going through something of a crisis … Continue reading BoyMom Ruth Whippman on Reimagining Boyhood


Opioids & Narcan: What You Need to Know



Powered by RedCircle If you think you don’t know anybody who takes opioids, have you asked? Those are the word of Julia Pinksy, an Oregon-based mom who lost her son to an opioid overdose. “It’s been 10 years since he passed,” she says,”which seems unbeleivable.” In the years since, Julia has devoted herself to opioid … Continue reading Opioids & Narcan: What You Need to Know


FBI: Sextortion Targets Boys



Powered by RedCircle Sextortion disproportionately affects boys. Between October 2021 & March 2023, the FBI & Homeland Security Investigation received more than 13,000 reports of online sextortion of minors. Most of the victims were boys. At least 20 boys have already died by suicide after experiencing sextortion. The FBI is so concerned about these trends … Continue reading FBI: Sextortion Targets Boys


Advocating for Boys



Powered by RedCircle Advocating for boys is one way to help boys and men thrive. At present, there are no governmental commissions working on behalf of boys and men in the United States. Not at the federal level & not at the state level. Even though boys lag behind girls in academic achievement and boys … Continue reading Advocating for Boys


Real Talk About Fentanyl, Opioids, & Marijuana



Powered by RedCircle Like it or not, fentanyl, other opioids, and marijuana are part of our boys’ world. “It is very easy to get drugs on social media,” says Michelle Leopold, a mother whose son, Trevor, died after taking a pill he purchase online. Ignoring these uncomfortable fact isn’t helpful. We have to educate ourselves … Continue reading Real Talk About Fentanyl, Opioids, & Marijuana