‘I Never Had Any Friends Later On Like the Ones I Had When I Was Twelve.’

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Dr. Steven Hanley on “Stand by Me” and male friendship.

Worrying Won’t Help Love

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It isn’t possible to worry about people and love them at the same time because worry is fear-based and love is not.

The Hug that Ruined My Son’s Birthday Party

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I don’t want my sons to learn that it is okay to force physical touch — not even it it’s family.

The Silence of Man

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Have you ever heard the inner workings of a man’s mind, or have you assumed they are just like all men?

For Your Kid’s Sake, Use Technology to Fight Technology

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How to use internet filters to protect your children from porn, cyber bullying and online predators.

The Loss of Innocence

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He was a sweet little boy who loved life until the unspeakable changed him. — Sorting through a stack of boxes in a rare attempt to organize my life, I stumble across a decades-old photograph stuck to the back of a college textbook. I haven’t seen this photo in years. The colors have faded with […]

Why Hugs Don’t Heal

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Drama was her life growing up. Nothing prepared her for raising boys.

Dear Dad: The One With the Circumcision Question

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A single mom has no male influences and is unsure if she should circumcise her unborn son, so she turns to ‘Dear Dad’ for advice.

Looking Back on a First Kiss

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What would you tell yourself if you could go back in time?

Dying Slowly No More — A Black Man’s Thank You to Kiese

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For a man to live. Authentically and without shame. Is that too much to ask?

Tickled to Consent: Teaching Little Boys that No Means No

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Understanding the importance of giving, withholding, and respecting consent starts in childhood.

How to Help Your Child Deal with Bullying

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Matt Gannon’s childhood choice suggests a new way to teach kids how to handle harassment and other hardships.

Social Media and Your Sons: How to Have That Talk

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There are two words you can teach your child to help them make good social media choices.

3 Things Autism Has Taught Me About Life And Parenting

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Five separate times he thought he was going to be a dad. When it finally happened, the circumstances weren’t what he was expecting.   — I’ve always wanted to be a dad. I envisioned grand thoughts of riding bikes and playing baseball with my son.   Five times in my life I was expecting to […]

Boy Meets Girl, Girl Meets Harassment, Boy Meets Lawsuit

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Middle and high school age boys are behaving badly. Make an effort to steer yours in the right direction.

A Letter From One Son To All Dads

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No matter what he did, his father didn’t understand his lifestyle choices. Here’s what he did.