A Dad Shares the 3 Secrets to Keeping Toys From Taking Over


Joe is a blogger dad who woke up one day to find his house had turned into a sea of toys. Here is what he did about it.

Poor Kids Have Tiny Brains, Right?


Kids’ lives are being altered and derailed because people often misinterpret research.

Does Spanking Hurt Children? Our Writers Speak Out


It’s long been accepted as normal, even necessary, but research indicates it is ineffective and possibly damaging. What is your opinion on spanking?

Raising Compassionate Boys: The Power of Touch

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Kozo Hattori explains how and why he is getting his sons back in touch with nurturing physical contact.

10 Simple Steps to Stop Toxic Parenting

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Toxic parenting sets the stage for abusive adults and starts a cycle that is hard to escape. Thomas Fiffer offers 10 dos and don’ts to keep your parenting healthy and safe.

Abuse Was Something Done To You. It Doesn’t Define You.

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You don’t have to hide anymore. Luka Vaughan shares his survival story so you, too, can overcome the shame that is paralyzing your soul.

Instilling a Love for Reading Early in Your Child’s Life

Instilling a Love for Reading Early in Your Child's Life

Scott Posey spells out why he thinks it’s important that he reads to his young son every night, both for developmental and social reasons.

Failure Is An Option

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Kids need to be able to fail in order to learn how to succeed.

A Man in a Woman’s World: Being a Substitute Teacher


How I learned that men need a greater presence in the world of childcare

The Newtown Tragedy: Boys Need Role Models Now More Than Ever


Shooting after shooting, we’re confronted by the question of what it means to be a man. We refuse to answer—and we all suffer for it.

Does Gender-Neutral Play Really Equal A “War on Boys”?


Are the Swedes wrong to encourage gender equality by forcing boys to play with toys traditionally meant for girls?

Temper Tantrum Terrorists

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Is your desire to avoid confrontation turning your kids into tantrum terrorists?

“Boys learn that people don’t respect them if they have to sympathize with them.”


This is a comment by Web on the post “Why Are Men and Women So Different?”

“Don’t Cry!”: Being a Man in Korea


What makes boys cry, and when are boys allowed to cry? Turner Wright reports, with examples from South Korea.

Stay in School, but Get Outside


What’s behind a window could be the missing link in primary education, Carl Bosch writes.

The Choice


For Max Novak, a lifetime of illness and surgeries wasn’t reconciled by a single choice, but because he had a choice at all.