The System Works*

If schools produce dramatic gains but leave students feeling scared, and scarred, are they still successful? An eighth grader poses some tough questions…

Thanks Coach – for Teaching Me it’s OK to be an Outsider

I learned that being different can be normal.

4 Important Questions You Need to Ask About the REAL Quality of Your Kids’ School

Being in the know about what happens in their school gives you a big advantage as a parent.

My Son Was Diagnosed With Autism and It Helped Me Understand Him

Raising a boy with physical and mental challenges can be difficult for any parent.

Childhood Regret and the Girl Who Gave You a Rose

Looking back, Charlie Scatturo realized what he did wrong. If only he had a chance to make it all right.

My Son Is In Middle School: Now What?

Memories of our boy needing us for the reasons that children need their parents and then some are hard to put aside. We were very much needed. Now–not so much. — Babies are born completely helpless. They need help for everything. EVERYTHING. Burping, bathing, eating, drinking, dressing – oh my! Slowly, the baby grows and […]

Technology + The Struggling Male Student = Academic Kryptonite

If technology amplifies behaviors, writes Jessicah Lahitou, what about boys who are already struggling in school? — During my last year as a teacher before moving abroad, I worked at a suburban Texas high school teaching 10th Grade Pre-AP and 11th Grade English. My Pre-AP classes were predictably alert, astute, polite, responsible, timely with their […]

Preparing Our Sons for College…The Middle School Years

Connie K. Grier offer parents of middle school boys tips on how to prepare their sons for college.

Can Excessive Cursing in the Media Actually Make Our Kids Meaner?

Tor Constantino shares research that links excessive cursing in the media with aggression in kids.

Boy Meets Girl, Girl Meets Harassment, Boy Meets Lawsuit

Middle and high school age boys are behaving badly. Make an effort to steer yours in the right direction.

How I Made My Son the Hated Kid

Tommy Maloney gave his son Connor a bad rep at school. But he’s an awesome dad. How can that be?

Why is School an Important Step in a Boy’s Life?

Without a good education, life can be tough once a boy becomes a man. Jay Snook provides personal insight on succeeding through education.

Education Call for Submissions

Introducing The Good Men Project’s newly appointed education editor, Christian M. Lyons, and his call for submissions.

Everybody Wants to Fit In. Everybody Wants to Stand Out.

Aaron W. Voyles looks at the social navigation needed to become a man.

We Have a Middle Schooler—Losing My Son to Life

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

What Are the 10 Questions to Ask Your Sons Once the Superhero Cape Comes Off?

After our sons grow past the superhero phase, are we having conversations to help them with their new identity or leaving them alone to figure it out?