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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

Creating a Homework Haven at Home

Dr. Colleen Carroll of Innovative Reading shares: Creating a Homework Haven at Home  Back-to-school season (for our friends in the southern hemisphere) and the return after winter break,  can be a distressing time. While some of the angst around this return to routine makes sense – after all, days get colder and shorter (or warmer..)more >>

Parents: Tips & Strategies

What No One Tells You

Empty Nest. Did you know it is a “syndrome”? That means you aren’t alone! Whether you’re “feeling it” because your child is off to preschool, kindergarten, or college… others have gone before you (and yes, survived!). A mom came to me in tears after a Boys Alive! talk and asked, “Does it ever go away?more >>

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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