A Message To Our Boys On How To (Not) Become Men

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Boys are taught to suppress emotion. They are taught to act out aggressively. This is not the way to raise good men.

Childhood

Knuckles

Christopher Nelson remembers “Bloody Knuckles”—and the disturbing things it taught us about manhood.

We Have a Middle Schooler—Losing My Son to Life

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The battle against time: Josh Magill talks about watching his son grow up.

“Did we Create a Nihilism & Fear Climate that Stymies us as a Species?”

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Where Have All the Grownups Gone?

Where Have All the Grownups Gone?

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Born on the cusp of Gen X and the Millennial Generation, Sam Kressler breaks down the reasons why being an adult doesn’t mean what it used to – and offers a suggestion for growing up on your own terms no matter your age.

All Of My Kids Are Incredibly Different

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Al DeLuise on the unique personalities of his three children.

“My Dad Says You’re A Fag”

Raymond Miller endured a lot of hate for being gay, but the reason behind the hate was sometimes surprising.

This Guy Killed His Father So His Kids Can Kill Him!

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A dad’s advice can be confusing and inspiring. Find out why self-reliance was only achievable after the son “killed” his father.

Fourteen

Mom and Son

“Fourteen” is Telaina Eriksen’s heartfelt letter to her teenaged son, and the man she hopes he becomes.

Realizing That It’s Time for the Sex Talk and Everything That Means

Realizing That It’s Time for the Sex Talk and Everything That Means

Jeff Bogle wasn’t worried about having the “talk” with his ten year old, but it did make him mourn the waning days of his daughter’s childhood.

The Journey to Manhood Starts With Letting Go

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Setting the foundation is the key to helping our boys find their way to manhood.

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Has No Faults

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The Fault in Our Stars will make you laugh, cry, and think deeply about life and death; which is exactly why you should go see it.

When It Comes To Respecting Women, The Key Is Raising Our Sons Differently

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A young female writer is fed up with the behavior of many men of her generation. Her solution? Change the way mothers will raise the next wave of men.

The Moment I Became a Grown-Up

The Moment I Became a Grown-Up

Shadley Grei describes the day he stopped being a kid and introduced himself to the father who had ignored him for eighteen years.

So Funny It Hurts: Growing Up Clown

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Brandon Ambrosino grew up with clowns, learning the art and secrets under the paint and laughter.