Category Archives: Parenting

Puberty, Perimenopause, & Midlife Parenting

Powered by RedCircle Midlife parenting often means navigating puberty and perimenopause at the same time. The average age of first parenthood has increased in recent years, so many moms now find themselves going thru perimenopause around the same time their kids hit puberty, according to a 2021 New York Times Parenting Newsletter article titled, When … Continue reading Puberty, Perimenopause, & Midlife Parenting

Celebrating Moms on Mother’s Day

Powered by RedCircle Mother’s Day is a day to honor the sacrifices mothers make for their children. At least, that was the intent of Anna Jarvis, the founder of Mother’s Day in the United States This year, we’re also celebrating the many ways in which mothering has enhanced our lives. (“You can’t stay stagnant as a … Continue reading Celebrating Moms on Mother’s Day

Building Boys in a World That Misunderstands Males

Powered by RedCircle Building Boys: Raising Great Guys in a World That Misunderstands Males is Jen’s second book. Janet says it contains “wise words from a mom who has successfully raised four boys,” “wise words from an author who knows how to weave personal stories with scientific research,” and “wise words from the many experts … Continue reading Building Boys in a World That Misunderstands Males

Keeping Boys Safe

Powered by RedCircle Keeping boys safe is a top-of-mind concern for parents. For good reason.  Injury is the leading cause of death for people ages 1-44 – especially for children.For kids ages 1-14 in the U.S., injuries cause more deaths than the next 10 leading causes of death combined. And guess what?  At every age, … Continue reading Keeping Boys Safe

Simplicity Parenting w Kim John Payne

Powered by RedCircle Simplicity parenting, in many ways, is the antithesis of modern parenting.  Simplicity parenting prioritizes a balanced schedule, predictable rhythm, and decluttered, information-filtered family environment, while most modern families rush from one activity to the next and live with crammed-full schedules in an information-soaked environment. Kim John Payne, author of Simplicity Parenting: Using … Continue reading Simplicity Parenting w Kim John Payne

Parenting “Spicy” Boys

Powered by RedCircle “Spicy” boys are those who express themselves in big and loud ways, feel things intensely, and have energy to spare, says Mary Van Geffen, a popular Instagrammer and parent coach for Spicy Ones. Spicy kids “have so much loyalty toward their own soul — and less to the adults’ agenda,” Mary says. … Continue reading Parenting “Spicy” Boys

ON BOYS Most Popular Episode of 2022

Powered by RedCircle Our February 10 conversation with Dr. Mona Delahooke about her new book, Brain-Body Parenting:How to Stop Managing Behavior and Start Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids, is ON BOYS’ Most Popular Episode of 2022. And no wonder: The Center for Childhood Development calls the book a “game-changer,” and Berkely’s Greater Good Magazine lists it … Continue reading ON BOYS Most Popular Episode of 2022

Best of 2022

Powered by RedCircle Which ON BOYS episodes were the Best of 2022?  Some of our favorites! 5. Raising LGBTQ Allies Chris Tompkins, author of Raising LGBTQ Allies: A Parent’s Guide to Changing the Messages from the Playground, recognized the power of unspoken messages when his then 6-year-old nephew asked him — an openly gay man … Continue reading Best of 2022

Parenting Teenage Boys with Lee Bare

Parenting teenage boys is a challenge. And an opportunity. In some ways, says child and adolescent psychologist Lee Bare, parenting a teenage boy is like parenting a newborn. “You have to be prepared for anything and you never know what kind of mood they’re going to wake up in,” says Lee, who is also the … Continue reading Parenting Teenage Boys with Lee Bare