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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

Do you have a ‘Mama’s Boy’? Good!

I’ve been reading, “The Mama’s Boy Myth, Why Keeping our Sons Close Makes Them Stronger,” by Kate Stone Lombardi, and it made me wonder if I owe you an apology?   For years I have been encouraging mothers to “let their sons go towards men.” What I mean by this is for moms to takemore >>

Educators: Tips & Strategies

Are There Benefits to Homework?

Yes or No? Love it or hate it — Homework is back at the forefront of educational debate. Like so many trends in education, the pendulum swings back and forth. Every school, every administrator, every teacher has a different take on the benefits of homework. Every parent has a love/hate relationship with homework!  From all 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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