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“Can I Kiss You?”

A simple question. There are so many reasons that we don’t ask it. The news is FILLED with accusations of sexual assault – from inappropriate touch, to underage ‘dating’ by older men, to well…. you know if you’ve listened to the news…Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Louis CK, Roy Moore….and that’s just in the past week.more >>

Boys: Academics & Schooling

Boy Talk #6: Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms – Jump Into a Book

Boy Talk #6: Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms – Jump Into a Book

Guest Author Valarie Budayr is the founder of Jump into a Book I love Stuart’s Dad the best. His vocabulary was hilarious and made reading Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms so fun!” —Emily B., age 11 Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms by Lissa Evans is known around the hallowed halls of Jump into a Book as “The grocery storemore >>

Parents: Tips & Strategies

A Year of Boy Talk

BOY TALK Nuggets of Wisdom… Enjoy these words gleaned from our many parenting experts… Each Boy Talk is on sale this month and includes a Tool Kit, summarizing our conversation and with additional resources and recommendations.  All Boy Talks are here. BOY TALK #1: How to Get Him Reading and Keep Him Reading Many boysmore >>

Educators: Tips & Strategies

Spelling Strategy

…because you can never have enough tools in your toolbox – and hopefully this one will ease some of the homework fights and tears… #1 Spelling Strategy Have you noticed how some people seem to be ‘natural’ spellers?  Maybe you are one. When creative spellers ask them how they do it, they may say it just looks right withoutmore >>

Boys: Social & Emotional Life

Restoring the Heart

Near or far, we have ALL lived through Hurricane #Harvey. Just as we will all live through #Irma. It takes a physical and emotional toll on ALL of us. It stirs anxiety, fear, wonder, anticipation, and may even re-open past traumas. Neighbors help neighbors, community groups, and national organizations – all pitch-in to restore services,more >>


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