How to Teach Children About Desire

Duality

Stephen Scott Whitaker raises the uncomfortable yet important subject of one’s children’s burgeoning sexuality.

The Bumpy Ride of Adolescence

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Adolescence isn’t easy. It never is. The answers are just so… ambiguous.

When You’re Thirteen

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Jarrett Neal considers that familiar rite of passage from childhood to adolescence–the boys’ locker room.

What Does Your Boy’s Room Look Like?

The Boys Room by Judy Clement Wall

To start off our new feature, ‘The Visual Conversation,’ illustrator and parent Judy Clement Wall takes us inside her teenage boy’s room. Does anything look familiar?

The Spiritual Tasks of Adolescence and Young Adulthood

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Could the spiritual tasks of adolescence and young adulthood be incomplete?

Finding Inspiration: Stalking the Bogeyman

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A powerful play with a message of hope and healing.

Puberty

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A day in the forest and a shared moment of wonderment bring a father and his teenaged son together.

What Being Mistaken for a Girl Taught Me About Being a Man

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Jeff Goins shares a searing tale of adolescent angst and identity.

Tips for Boys Starting Puberty

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Puberty can be confusing for boys, despite what they’re taught in school health classes. Wellcast has some solid, practical advice for soon-to-be men.

5 Quick Tips on Getting to Know Your Teen Better

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5 Tips to Help You Not Bury Your Head in the Sand During The Teen Years

A History of Violence

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Alex Gallo-Brown reflects on one man’s acts of violence, and the impact they have had on his life.

Next Town Over Kid

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Mark Ward paints a chilling picture of parental abuse based on gender performance and implied sexual orientation.

Hatch of Adolescence or Stupid Boy Tricks?

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At age fifteen, I found myself locked in a stupid death struggle with my best friend—for the attention and love of a girl.

Realizing That It’s Time for the Sex Talk and Everything That Means

Realizing That It’s Time for the Sex Talk and Everything That Means

Jeff Bogle wasn’t worried about having the “talk” with his ten year old, but it did make him mourn the waning days of his daughter’s childhood.

Navigating the New Stage of Male Development

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Your challenge is not to avoid this stage (because it’s here to stay) but to navigate it consciously and ethically.

Dear 15 Year Old Self: Shower Naked in the Boys Locker Room Now

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And May the Force Be With You.