Maybe There’s No Such Thing as Closure

I went through the motions, like they do in all romantic comedies, all the way down to the bottom of the wine glass. In many ways, it was more of a performance than something sincere. Maybe that’s all that “closure” really is — a performance.

Boys Don’t Cry…Or Do They??

Boys are healthiest when they can express the full range of emotions, from anger to sadness, and are allowed to be human.

How to Avoid Raising a Bully: 3 Action Items You Can Try Today #parenting

Our boys are banished to a desert of emotional and physical isolation in the name of toughening them up. THIS is how we create bullies.

The Prom Tux: Turning Teen Boys Into Inexpressive Men?

Andrew Smiler says the standard black prom tux limits boys’ ability to express themselves and believes this is a problem.

Big Boys Do Cry

Janet D. Thomas shares how “boys don’t cry” is an old idea whose time has come to shift.

6 Ways to talk to Your Son About Male Violence and Healthy Masculinity

Our boys are being bombarded with messages on how to be “manly”—not all of them healthy. Men Can Stop Rape pairs with Sandra Kim to help parents support their sons’ healthy development.

Save Our Sons’ Emotional Intelligence: What Dads Can Do NOW!

We abandon our sons to a cultural narrative that says, “Don’t show your emotions or you will be defined as weak.” It’s time that changed.

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Don’t, Can’t, Never… The Melancholy of Manhood

Derek Bardowell believes the “can’t, don’t, never” culture of masculinity prevents men from challenging one another to be better men.