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.

Finding Julian

Finding Julian

It took the terror of losing his young son at a museum to make Andrew Cotto realize what it meant to be mentor and a father.

Today I Asked My Son to Write My Eulogy

Today I Asked My Son to Write My Eulogy

Nathaniel Turner from “The Raising Supaman Project” considers making an unusual request in an attempt to see how his son values him as a mentor and a father.

The Women Are Smarter. So What?

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Are research findings that girls have better grades than boys a challenge to the male ego?

What It Was Like to Tell My Sons That I Have Cancer

What It Was Like to Tell My Sons That I Have Cancer

Ken Richter recently had to inform his two young sons that he had been diagnosed with stage-3 cancer. This is what happened.

I’m a Dad, Not a Creep

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A Facebook post about a father getting separated from his son by police causes Doug Zeigler to recall his experiences with parental bias.