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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

Is Homework Worth the Hassle?

Is Homework Worth the Hassle?

With the school year nearly half over (or just beginning with our southern hemisphere friends) and you may be fed up with tears and frustration about homework at your house. Do your kids find a million other things to do when it is time to do homework? Do you nag and nag some more and stillmore >>

Parents: Tips & Strategies

Janet’s Toolbox Tip: Power of the Pause

…because you can never have enough tools in your toolbox. The Power of the Pause The male brain tends to take a little longer to process your words. That means you need to s-l-o-w down (especially if you are a very verbal female). Use your breath. When you train your brain through practice when interactionsmore >>

Educators: Tips & Strategies

Gunplay at School-What’s a Teacher to Do?

Gunplay at Home is one thing. If you’ve recognized your boy’s need to play with weapons/tools in an active, adventurous way, you’ve likely already begun to ‘manage’ that behavior with firm rules. If you’re still trying to figure it out – read Guidelines for Gunplay here. He’s Hard-Wired For It In Wired to Move, themore >>

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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