Stop Panicking and Start Talking With Your Kids About Snorting Smarties Trend

Smarties Trend

Heather Gray advises parents to step away from the alarm button and use new teen trends as teachable moment.

Boy Is Beautiful

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Mark Sherman has four grandsons and wants boys who act in typical boy ways to feel good about themselves. Society, at least in schools, may be sending a different message.

Real Men Like to Poke, A Twitter Confrontation About Changing Men and Boys


Allan Shore and Erick Martinez try to discuss “boys will be boys” with Chad Miller on Twitter. Turns out, the conversation was too long for 140 characters.

“While girls and boys may gravitate towards certain activities, no one should be treated badly for going outside society’s ‘role.’”


This is a comment by hahz on the post “Challenging ‘Boys Will Be Boys’”.

Challenging ‘Boys Will Be Boys’

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Joanna Schroeder insists that dismissing boys’ bad behavior as a natural part of being male is dangerous for both boys and girls.

Adolescent Humiliation

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Andy Bodle fights and flees the pecking order.

Big Man on Campus

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A fragile boy with learning disabilities transitions from home school to college.

Moving Into the Red: Boys and Education

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Jennifer Fink believes our boys are trying to tell us something about the way they’re being educated… and it’s time to listen.

Chris Brown, Woody Allen and Other ‘Bad’ Men

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Joanna Schroeder wonders what we’re saying about masculinity when we talk about Chris Brown and domestic abuse.