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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

Multi-Tasking: Do we ask too much of boys?

Multi-Tasking: Do we ask too much of boys?

Most boys are not multi-taskers. Their brains are simply not designed that way. Yet, as they enter middle school and high school – before their brains are fully developed to handle a wide array of tasks – we’re asking them to juggle many different expectations every single day. We want them to be top-notch atmore >>

Parents: Tips & Strategies

Parenting is hard

Parenting is hard

From the news desk at KXL 101, Rebecca and Steve chat with me ~ aka “parenting expert”: “Is it okay to admit parenting is HARD sometimes?” I say, YES! Saying YES takes the pressure off and makes parenting more realistic. We may never be so challenged or changed as we are the moment we knowmore >>

Educators: Tips & Strategies

Boy-Friendly Classroom Strategies

Boy-Friendly Classroom Strategies

4 Creative Classroom Strategies That Curtail Behavior “Issues” As the school year begins, teachers and parents align with the common goal of helping ALL kids be successful. Soon into the year, however, teachers may be frustrated, parents may be overwhelmed. Having been on “both sides of the block,” here’s my message of hope to you, dearmore >>

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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