Why I’m Learning to Let My Son Correct Me

Colette Sartor’s son corrects her because she’s done something right, not because she’s done something wrong. She’s raising a confident boy who feels safe enough to challenge others, and to be his own person.

WTF Is Puberty?

TomSka tells you everything you need to know about puberty in 7 minutes.

‘I Never Had Any Friends Later On Like the Ones I Had When I Was Twelve.’

Dr. Steven Hanley on “Stand by Me” and male friendship.

Periods & Erections; Parents Uneasiness with Puberty

Navigating the Sometimes Hilariously Awkward Road Through Puberty with Kids

How to Teach Children About Desire

Stephen Scott Whitaker raises the uncomfortable yet important subject of one’s children’s burgeoning sexuality.

Why I Took My Son Off Of His ADD Medication

David’s mom advocated for him, because puberty is painful enough without a prescription drug monkey on your back.

On Body Hair and Coming to Terms with Genetics

A man’s struggle to overcome shame and self-consciousness of the body hair he was born with.

Talking (Mostly) Openly About Puberty

Deborah Goldstein shares a conversation between her and her son, Levi, about the changes our bodies go through.

Dodging the Crimson Bullet: How a False Alarm Helped Me Realize I Am (Mostly) Ready for My Little Girl to Start Growing Up

Brian Gawlak missed almost every major milestone in his young daughter’s life, but, one day, unexpectedly found himself facing the one big milestone that he wasn’t sure he was ready for…

My Son’s Voice Changed Today

There’s nothing quite like a good short poem to punch you in the gut. Joshua Wood’s piece does just that.


A day in the forest and a shared moment of wonderment bring a father and his teenaged son together.

Tips for Boys Starting Puberty

Puberty can be confusing for boys, despite what they’re taught in school health classes. Wellcast has some solid, practical advice for soon-to-be men.

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?

How Denying Teenage Sexuality Feeds Rape Culture

The more we pretend that teenagers aren’t horny, the more dangerous it is.

Call for Submissions: What Does it Mean to Be a Teen Guy in the 21st Century?

Raising Boys Editor, Marie Roker-Jones is calling on guys, 14-17 years old, to talk about what it means to be a teen in the 21st Century.

Man Boobs

John Brier does everything he can to try to stop from hating himself for having protruding breasts.