I Was Afraid to Raise a Boy

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It wasn’t until Mandy Brasher finally let herself trust men that she began to trust her ability to raise a man.

Fatherhood—Does It Matter? Yes, Now More Than Ever!

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Graham Phoenix posed in a boat with his father, he now wonders whether fatherhood matters. Reading ‘Why Fatherhood Matters’ in Esquire he understands why it does.

Masculinity at a Young Age

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Carly Puch can’t wait for the day society stops telling boys to suck it up, to not be a girl, and to stop crying.

My Father Never Returned Library Books: A Father’s Day Reading Remembrance

My Father Never Returned Library Books: A Father’s Day Reading Remembrance

Tom Burns’ dad loved libraries and he loved to read. However, he didn’t like giving libraries their books back. This is his story.

If the Shoes Fits, Cheat

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Aaron W. Voyles comes clean about his past and offers insights into other young men’s futures.

Dear Parents, Let’s Talk About Kids and Gender Roles

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Gretchen Edwards-Bodmer is raising a happy and joyful son without following rigid gender roles or rules. And she wants you to understand why.

The Next Chapter: Reading with My Sons During My Divorce

The Next Chapter: Reading with My Sons During My Divorce

During a difficult time, Ben Railton struggled to share one of his favorite childhood books with his sons, a reading experience that bonded them in unexpected ways.

Every Boy Needs a Bull Elephant, and You’re the Elephant

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We can learn from elephants how to stop mass shootings. Kozo Hattori explains.

The World’s Worst Fisherman

The World’s Worst Fisherman

Buzz Bishop might be a terrible fisherman, but he knows that his father-son fishing trips are about much more than just catching a lot of fish.

For the Love of Reading: Building a Family That Reads

For the Love of Reading: Building a Family That Reads

Larry Bernstein discusses his family’s love for reading and how he was recently able to share one of his favorite childhood books with his son.

How the Myth That Men Fear Intimacy Contributes to the Disposability of Men and Boys

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It’s a myth that only men fear intimacy. Heather Gray points out that dispelling the myth means acknowledging some inconvenient truths.

The Wonder of Boys

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The MOON magazine’s issue on why they need physicality, and how they emote, plus fiction, poetry and quotes, all about boys.

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

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And May the Force Be With You.

My Pal the Bully

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When Jon Magidsohn’s son and one of his friends have a falling out, Dad wonders what part of the story he’s not hearing.

To the Unlikely Role Model Who Changed My Life

To the Unlikely Role Model Who Changed My Life

Josh Misner was desperately in need to a male role model when he entered the sixth grade and, fortunately, that’s exactly where he found the teacher who would change his life.

Boyhood Could be the Best Coming of Age Movie Ever

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Films about boys growing up have been done before, but none of them compare to Richard Linklater’s newest movie.