Boys, Boundaries, And Blue Balloons

Brent Almond reflects on a moment and the totality of ‘fatherhood’.

Old School Dad Inspires Daughter to Seize the Hammer

Risa Dale was never called princess by her dad. Instead, he handed her some tools and she destroyed a house.

My Son, The Kindergarten Student: The In-Between Boy

Brent Almond reflects on his sons impending independence and continued need for support as a kindergarten student.

“The Mask You Live In” Challenges Everyday Ideas of Masculinity. Screening + Panel Discussion

Sundance Film Festival Documentary film “The Mask You Live In” probes toxic masculinity in America

On Dan Quinn and Moral Clarity

Jessica Lahitou thanks Dan Quinn for putting his career on the line to fight for a little boy who had no power to fight for himself.

My Son is Not My Accomplishment

I did not achieve my son. He is the embodiment of my dreams and wishes, but he is not my accomplishment.

US Troops Ordered to Turn a Blind Eye to Child Rape By Afghani Troops

There was a startling report this week that U.S. troops were told to turn a blind eye to the sexual abuse and enslavement of young boys by Afghani army commanders.

Work and Soul: Finding Your Path As A Man

Busting the myth of security, one man follows his soul despite the challenges of being a self-employed artist.

Man’s Dilemma: How Do I Know if I Measure Up?

Boys and men need these rites of passage to build their confidence and self-awareness.

3 Simple Ways to Show Your Son You Love Him

Being a good father doesn’t have to be complicated, but sometimes it goes against what we’re taught makes us good men.

Education as Privilege and the Changing Roles of Boys in the Classroom

When teachers meet students where they are at—when they say “I will stay with you until you get it”—that is leadership. Inside the Conversation at The Good Men Project.  —– Publisher’s note: Every Friday, we hold an hour-long conference call for Premium Members and any ongoing contributors to The Good Men Project. On each call, we talk […]

How I Almost Died Playing Super Hero

As a child he believed he had the power to fix his family. After two suicide attempts he came to know the truth.

Forget Nice Guys & Bad Boys: I Want Jake Ryan

Ever wonder why there are so many kids named Jake around? Jake’s our boy!

Technology + The Struggling Male Student = Academic Kryptonite

If technology amplifies behaviors, writes Jessicah Lahitou, what about boys who are already struggling in school? — During my last year as a teacher before moving abroad, I worked at a suburban Texas high school teaching 10th Grade Pre-AP and 11th Grade English. My Pre-AP classes were predictably alert, astute, polite, responsible, timely with their […]

Why I Don’t Force My Son to Play Sports

A father shares 5 reasons he and his wife won’t give in to society’s expectations.

Boys: Needed and Necessary, Capable, and Loved

View image | Gena Raymond is rethinking the way she relates to the boys in her life. — I’ve listened to several intelligent men describe why they were not successful in traditional school systems. I’ve heard them talk about feeling like outsiders in a world dominated by female educators in a system that lends […]