One Thing Every Classroom and Family Could Do Without (Video)

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How we use shame to manage children and why we need to stop.

Dirty Little Secrets: Men, Trauma, and Mental Health

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After his father was declared an enemy of the state in Uganda, his family fled. Now a successful consultant and men’s group leader, Kenny D’Cruz continues to heal from a life marked by persecution and mental illness.

Hair Down There

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A sign that a boy is becoming a man is commemorated by his family.

“Ever since the Steubenville sexual assaults made the news, I’ve been thinking about three things that happened in my life, things that have to do with the culture of rape.”

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A 60-year-old man is still unable to comprehend rape. But looking back at stories in his life, he gains insights he wants to share.

Why We Confuse Love with Care

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Anthony Carter realizes he needs to keep practicing at love in order to truly understand it.

Learning How to Grow

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After a stroke, Bryce Emley’s father suffers permanent physical and mental impairment, but the cruelest effect has been the damage to his manhood.

Would the Buddha Look at Porn?

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Buddhist American Keith Andresen is torn between culture and faith.

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One man’s pleasureland is another man’s nightmare.

Ruby’s Massage

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An itinerant yogi looking for practice space gets more than he anticipated.

Air Canada Forced Me Out!

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Before he can ascend “high above the mountains,” Donald D’Haene has to get to his assigned seat.

Boy P.O.W.

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An abused boy with the courage of a prisoner of war.

“Why should all children be forced to participate in sports? Should all children be forced to play band instruments, take ballet or play chess?”

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This comment was by Bill, on the post “Our Schools Are Failing: Why We Need to Engage Boys Where They Are”

Dads Just Need to Step Up

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My entire edifice of being a man, being in control, being a good dad, being competent and skilled as a father just crumbled.