Four years of ON BOYS podcast!
214 episodes, more than 900,000 downloads, and countless deep, moving moments. We’ve talked about vaping, sex, boys & body image, consent, connection, and misconceptions about boys. We wrestle with gender stereotypes, education, and the real-life struggles of living with boys.
Janet and Jen collectively devote up to 10 hours per week to ON BOYS podcast — 10 hours spent finding and connecting with top experts; preparing for our interviews; researching topics; engaging with listeners, educators, and boys parents; and promoting and sharing our episodes because we firmly believe that helping adults understand boys’ needs is one way we can change the world for the better.
Here’s to another years of ON BOYS!
In this episode, Jen & Janet discuss:
- What we remember about the start of ON BOYS
- How our lives have changed since we started podcasting
- The growth of ON BOYS
- How boys learn
- Managing school expectations
- Gender stereotypes & bias
- How listeners can support ON BOYS
- The arc of parenting
- GRANDCHILD REVEAL!
Links we mentioned (or should have) in this episode:
My Husband and I Lived Apart for 10 Years. It Made Our Relationship Stronger — Jen’s essay, mentioned at 6:30
Vaping & E-Cigarette Use: What Parents Need to Know — ON BOYS episode (mentioned at 7:22)
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