Why I’m Afraid to Raise a Man

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“Would I have it in me to be the kind of mother that didn’t degrade or diminish his masculinity, but teach him that it can be a powerful tool for positivity, change and equality?”

The Hug that Ruined My Son’s Birthday Party

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I don’t want my sons to learn that it is okay to force physical touch — not even it it’s family.

Dads Cookin’ With Kids; The Food That Bonds You

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The real reason dads cooking with kids builds relationships.

5 Things My Sons Will Inherit When I Die

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What every father can gift to their sons when they die.

Poo, Puke, and Penises: 5 Bizarre Fossil Discoveries for Boys who Love Dinosaurs

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Think dinosaur bones are cool? Check out what scientists found in these fossils from millions of years ago!

Is Forced Visitation Necessary or Barbaric?

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Aleasa Word Discusses Recent Case of Kids Incarcerated for Not Visiting Dad

8 Things You Must NEVER Do When Raising Boys

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You may think you have this parenting thing wired, but if you’re raising boys, you may be making some of these critical mistakes.

Tickled to Consent: Teaching Little Boys that No Means No

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Understanding the importance of giving, withholding, and respecting consent starts in childhood.

High School Poetry Series: Gender, Identity, and Race — Johnny Ward

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“Think you a man with that gun in yo hand? …You ain’t a man till yo actions speak for you”

Periods & Erections; Parents Uneasiness with Puberty

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Navigating the Sometimes Hilariously Awkward Road Through Puberty with Kids

No, Stop, and More: the Reality of Fear for A Mother’s Son

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How do we separate our own fears from parenting realities? Malleable Mom Ashley Fuchs recounts teaching when no means no.   — I heard peals of laughter coming from the other room. I smiled, knowing the sound of my husband tickling our then three-year-old daughter. “No! STOP!” After a brief pause, the laughter continued. Then, it happened […]

Dear Son, I Used To Be a Porn Writer. Love, Mom

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Before I was a mom, I was an X-rated writer. And I was actually pretty good at it.

Manalyze This!

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It’s called manalyzing, and we all do it. We size each other up when we meet new people.

High School Poetry Series: Gender, Identity, and Race — DeJuan Brooks

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“A lot of people don’t want to change anything. They get complacent with the way things are. If no one’s going to help, I might as well try.”

To My Son after He Won the ‘World’ Championship

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Justin Ricklefs thanks his son for teaching him how to live more fully from his heart.

When Siblings Squabble….Strategies For Maintaining Parental Sanity

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Connie K. Grier shares tips on how parents can support their kids in mending sibling squabbles.