“Every time you do this, you become less free. A rat in a cage. A dog on a chain. A prisoner.”
—If there is one thing parenting teaches us, it is that whatever worked yesterday, won’t work tomorrow. “Sorry. That thing we were doing? We’re not doing that any more.”Our children are always changing. Their shifts in perception, physical capacities and social engagement can be dramatic, upending our carefully planned process for completing the daily lists…
Children are born with amazing capacities for forming relationships. This ability is what many parents see as the sweet emotional openness of their little ones. The challenge isn’t that we fail to teach our children how to form relationships, they are born knowing how. The challenge is we live in a culture that intentionally suppresses…
Mark Greene explores how men’s wide ranging fears remain hidden behind a facade of false confidence.
The place you say something doesn’t excuse the harm it causes.
Mark Greene believes men’s avoidance of emotional risk when making friends can often result in friendships that are impersonal and inauthentic.
Bullying and murder are bad enough, but the meta risk factors of the Man Box can kill our sons decades in the future.
Mark Greene explores the Man Box, and how it leads to policing of behavior that dares to fall outside the boundaries of traditional masculinity.
Tired of the question “are men changing?” So are GMP Associate Editor Mark Greene and CEO Lisa Hickey. And here’s why.
In which Mark Greene puts himself under the parental microscope, and finds more than one Mark Greene.
One dad feels frozen out of the mom’s park play group. Vague parenting paranoia ensues. Big animation fun from the GMP.
Mark Greene asks, how is it that empathic men have been collectively tagged as “easily hurt” or “delicately aware?” Who made that decision?
One of the primary reasons that boys and men gay bash and bully queers is that they need to perform masculinity in order to show the world that they’re in the Box.
—This video is one of a series designed to spark a conversation about emotional expression and relational intelligence. Emotional intelligence or emotional quotient (EQ) is commonly understood to mean emotional self-awareness, the ability to name, understand and manage our emotions. We’re also talking about Relational Intelligence. That is, the acknowledgment that emotional connection happens in…
Our culture’s narrow, conformist, violent, bullying version of it is.
Mark Greene believes men are not any one thing.