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Lisa Damour on The Emotional Lives of Teens

Powered by RedCircle Dr. Lisa Damour is our go-to expert regarding the emotional lives of teens.  She is a psychologist & author of The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents, and although her previous two books were a deep dive into the world of girls, she gets boys. Consider this sentence: … Continue reading Lisa Damour on The Emotional Lives of Teens

Parenting During Crisis & Catastrophe

Powered by RedCircle Crisis and catastrophe no longer seem so rare. There were 51 school shootings that resulted in injury or death in 2022. Wildfires are destroying communities and affecting air quality. Hurricanes, heat, infectious disease (malaria is back in the U.S & COVID-19 infections are rising), increasing rates of depression and suicide…it’s a lot. … Continue reading Parenting During Crisis & Catastrophe

Masculinity, Fatherhood, & Man Up

Powered by RedCircle What do college students think about masculinity? About fatherhood? About the trauma & violence faced by men in society? Kevin Roy, a family science professor at the University of Maryland (& father of 3 sons), encourages his students to discuss these topics (& more) in his popular class, “Man Up.” “Young women come … Continue reading Masculinity, Fatherhood, & Man Up

Melinda Wenner Moyer: Raising Boys Who Aren’t Assholes

Powered by RedCircle You don’t want to raise an asshole.  None of us do! Melinda Wenner Moyer, a science journalist, author, and mom of two, says that science can show us the way. In 2021, she published How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes: Science-Based Strategies for Better Parenting – from Tots to Teens. Melinda … Continue reading Melinda Wenner Moyer: Raising Boys Who Aren’t Assholes

Boys, Babies, & Breastfeeding

Powered by RedCircle What do boys need to know about birth, babies, and breastfeeding?  A lot more than we’re currently teaching them. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), 83.2% infants born in 2019 (the last year for which data is available) started out receiving some breast milk, and 78.6% were … Continue reading Boys, Babies, & Breastfeeding