John Brier does everything he can to try to stop from hating himself for having protruding breasts.
Sometimes it’s good to be wrong: A call for submissions from Aly Windsor, the new editor of our ‘Raising Boys’ section.
This is one of the tougher articles Steve Murray has ever written. He wants to know: “Am I completely over-reacting?”
Jon Vaughn was secretly hoping he wouldn’t have to deal with the first time his daughter got her period. Here’s how a single dad dealt with it.
This comment of the day is from Eli, on the post An Open Letter to My Son About Sex. Image caption: “He takes a hand at bridge and has difficulty in keeping his mind on the game, with the result that he repeatedly trumps his partners tricks.”
One little girl was told that, though her sisters could use the little girls’ room, she had to go to the nurse’s office or teacher’s lounge instead. Colorado decided that the school doesn’t have the right to tell her what gender they want her to be.
Justin Cascio talks to Elizabeth Schroeder, executive director of Answer, about why boys are tuning out in sex ed classes, and what they want to know most (but aren’t telling us).
Townes Coates reminds us of the days before the internet provided more straightforward ways for gay boys to connect.
A missionary growing his first chin hairs comes face to face with revolutionary soldiers in the Dominican Republic.
Yago Colas explains why, despite all the youthful mistakes, the turnovers and the bad fouls, he loves college basketball.
Zach Stafford’s story of the day a passing scent instantly evoked puberty and all its crippling awkwardness.
Mark Radcliffe reminds us of the importance of communicating love
Jeff Hay thinks parents should lead by example—and that you can learn a lot about a person from the way they handle a bar stool.
Mark Sherman has four grandsons and wants boys who act in typical boy ways to feel good about themselves. Society, at least in schools, may be sending a different message.
Cameron Conaway believes that if Pope Francis were Mr. Francis the junior high teacher, he’d be lambasted and ridiculed by about 35% of the US population.
Long before to-do-list apps existed Benjamin Franklin was providing us with a daily schedule for success.
Alan Bishop worries we talk too much about the negative aspects of competition instead of focusing on all the positives.
“What just happened?” The court-appointed lawyer repeated Jackie Summers words, then replied tersely. “You got f***ed.”
Child laborers get the chance to share their stories through writing and art.
Devon Sanders asks if you’d accept the burden of knowing everything about Michael Jackson’s life to possess his talent, fame and fortune for 24 hours.
Jacob Tucker’s brother just turned 24. And it’s time Jacob told him what he really thinks about him.
Matthew Remski and Michael Stone write about the spirituality of fatherhood and family life.
Ben Martin listens to the way we talk to kids. And he finds it incomprehensible that we can’t give them the respect we give to adults.