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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

Why ADHD Kids Say “I Don’t Know” So Often

by Margit Crane Luria of Blocked to Brilliant  Margit shares insights and strategies to the “diagnosis” of ADD/ADHD.  She was one of the first adults to be diagnosed with ADD in the early ’80s. Since then, she has become the “ADD Angel” for many families that she has coached and counseled. You may have wonderedmore >>

Parents: Tips & Strategies

To Men in Hardhats – with Love

My town is in a growth boom. Buildings going up everywhere. Everyday I see men (mostly men) carrying steel rebar, pouring concrete, and operating heavy machines. Out in all kinds of weather (mostly rain) and using their bodies rigorously. When I spoke of my admiration at a recent parent evening, I could see that onemore >>

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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