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Best Mentor Ever Tells Boy ‘It’s OK To Cry’ In Moving Viral Video

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 08.03.2016 | Good News

A man is offering kids a shoulder to cry on. The viral video above features a martial arts instructor telling a boy named Bruce “It’s OK to cry”...

Boy With Rare Illness Holds On Long Enough To Become Honorary Marine

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 08.02.2016 | Good News

Wyatt Gillette, an 8-year-old boy with a rare illness, died a day after being made an honorary Marine. Wyatt suffered from a rare genetic disorder cal...

Sorry, Bro, But I'm Not Your Bro: Rules For Bros

Peyton Price | Posted 06.27.2016 | Parents
Peyton Price

It's finally happened, which is a good and important thing. Private jokes and cackling fits bode well for the solid lifelong sibling relationship my husband and I had envisioned for them. What I didn't anticipate was how bro-ish the whole situation would get.

How I Slowed My Family Down. Like, To The Last Century.

Pam Lobley | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Pam Lobley

Summer is the perfect time to rethink all the ridiculous commitments you've made throughout the year. When the kids are little, simply being together and enjoying the passage of time can be the best way to enjoy the hottest months

Connecting With Boys Offline in an Online World

Jennifer Gregory | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Gregory

I want to engage my post-millennial "gamer" kids. I want to bond with them, confide in them and inspire their creativity. I want them to trust me. I want to understand their 21st century adolescent angst, and I want to speak their language. Except when they speak in hashtags

Enough Pink Please! Our Girls Deserve More Color Options

Shea Curry | Posted 04.21.2016 | Parents
Shea Curry

When I found out that I was having twin girls, I remember immediately thinking, "oh wow, I can't wait to decorate their room!" Then that emotion was followed by, "are my only options pink and purple?"

How Teaching A Math Problem To A Child Can Help Solve Climate Change

Sylvia Bongo Ondimba | Posted 04.20.2016 | Impact
Sylvia Bongo Ondimba

World leaders achieved something extraordinary last December at COP21 in Paris; a binding agreement, which will be signed this week in New York, that ...

Celebrating #BrownBoyhood Through Toys: A Naturalista Introduces Melanites!

Patti R. Rose | Posted 04.19.2016 | Black Voices
Patti R. Rose

Celebrating #BrownBoyhood is an exciting new venture. Perhaps you haven't heard about it so sit back, read and enjoy this fantastic information about...

My Autistic Son

Joel Peterson | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Joel Peterson

He started flapping his hands, walking on his toes and staring off into somewhere only he could see. Or not. He started rocking and banging his head against walls. Against chairs. Against his fists. And he loved to watch wheels spin, around and around and around and around. There was no end.

The Year of the Threenager: I'd Skip it If I Could

Rachel Toalson | Posted 04.05.2016 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

I don't know about yours, but my kids were perfect angels at 2. They were snuggly, they were respectful, they were adorable, they were brilliant, they were compliant. And the minute they turned 3, angel became devil.

Dreamy Photo Series Explores The Fragile Complexity Of Masculinity

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.18.2016 | Arts

Warning: This article contains nudity and may be unsuitable for work environments. The tired phrase "Boys will be boys" is often used to excuse the i...

Dapper Little Dudes Learn How To Mind Ps And Qs In A 'Gentleman’s Club'

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 03.02.2016 | Good News

WSMV Channel 4 A group of boys in Charleston, South Carolina, are learning how to make manners their strong suit. Every Wednesday, 60 students ...

I'll Make a Man out of You

Corinne Rogero | Posted 03.01.2016 | Women
Corinne Rogero

What makes a man? Is it his love for sports or his depth of knowledge about music? Or is it his six-pack of chiseled abs? Is it found in his pursuit ...

Some Young Men Don’t Know About The Morning-After Pill, But They Should

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.26.2016 | Healthy Living

An alarming proportion of young men may not be aware of emergency contraception, according to a recent study. The research, published in the March edi...

Rey From Star Wars Teaches Young Boys About What Women Can Do

Quora | Posted 01.19.2016 | Parents
Quora

I'm a Star Wars fan (movies, not yet as deep as canon-love) for as long as I can remember being alive, a woman, and a mother of three boys and one girl. The idea of Rey (pre-movie viewing) was enough to make me feel positively giddy. The actual portrayal? It moved me to tears. (Yes, much of this movie did, I'm not afraid to admit!)

This is How Dads Can Teach Their Sons to Appreciate Women

Heather Gray | Posted 01.15.2016 | Parents
Heather Gray

In an instant, that dad saw me, who I was, and how I choose to move through the world. It was important to him that his son really see me, too. He taught his son to notice a person's actions and to place more importance on what they do and how they act than on their appearance.

How to Go With the Designer Flow

Liz Cleland | Posted 01.04.2016 | Parents
Liz Cleland

I try to support all of his clothing style choices. Why do you ask? It makes him feel empowered. That is part of my job as a parent to empower my son, right? We see it all over the media to empower girls, why not empower boys as well?

Less Than 100: A New Pop-Up Closes the Wage Gap for Consumers

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 11.19.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

Founded by Brooklyn graphic designer Elana Schlenker in 2014, the store charges two disparate prices that reflect the wage gap. Meaning, men pay full retail cost while women customers pay the percentage they earn on the dollar statewide.

13 Things Mothers of Boys Should Know

Sara Pittman | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment
Sara Pittman

Having two daughters in no way prepared me for the birth of my son on the 3rd go round. The dirt, the mischief, the urine! Dear God the urine. The best way to describe my handsome little beast would be to morph Dennis the Menace and Curious George.

The Faithful Shopper: Halloween Havoc

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.15.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Costumes, candy and company -- the perfect way to spend a splendid Halloween. Take the scare out of shopping for this most frightening of nights by checking out my latest list of stores, where you'll be treated to all you need for your creepy costume.

Yelling: Our Parental Language of Love

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
Marjoriet T. Matute

Screaming, crying and talking back are all traits that were immediately removed from the equation and replaced with smiles, genuine conversations and explanations. Yes, we yell, but then it's followed up with the why's and why not's.

Boy Talk at Recess: Pokemon, Light Sabers, and Things That Go Boom

Heather Wolpert-Gawron | Posted 10.06.2015 | Education
Heather Wolpert-Gawron

As a parent, my heart sank when I got the email at the end of my day. It read, "Re: Son's Bad Choices." It was from my son's classroom teacher and it chronicled my 9-year old's decision to use his parent-led classroom art time to express his recent interest in morbid-talk.

How an Awkward Middle Kid and a Super Blood Moon Changed My Outlook

Rachel Pross | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Rachel Pross

All of this time we spend worrying about meaningless things could be spent cherishing the fleeting moments that we have on this tiny planet with our loved ones. How many families stood outside that night staring at the moon together?

A Prayer For My Son

John Kinnear | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents
John Kinnear

Let him be good enough at sports to be picked third or fourth, but not good enough to want to play on expensive club teams or have unrealistic dreams of being a professional athlete.

Gender Liberation: Leaving Men Behind

Brett Gleason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brett Gleason

Even with my chin length hair kids mock me for having 'girl hair' -- as if there's something inherently offensive about being a girl. So much has evolved with gender identity since I was a kid but I fear men and boys are being left behind in our liberation of behavior from gender.