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Heroic Boys Rescue Young Children From Burning Home In Florida

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 06.19.2015 | Good News

OAKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Typical of their hot summer days free from school, 11-year-old Jeremiah Grimes and 10-year-old Isiah Francis were plopped on th...

The No More Lists List

Mary McLaurine | Posted 06.15.2015 | Comedy
Mary McLaurine

I am unwilling to accept the new list style of blogging that seems to be trending now. Here's why.

Tender Is the New Strong for Boys

LJ Charleston | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
LJ Charleston

While girls are given the freedom these days to be strong, think about giving your boys the freedom to be tender and soft.

This Dad Painted His Nails To Support His Bullied Son

HuffPost Brazil | Diego Iraheta | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents

When a 4-year-old Brazilian boy was bullied at school, his parents, Thiago and Laura Sagrilo, had the best response. Arthur, it seems, has a...

Our Boys Need Nurturing Too

Gail Hoffer-Loibl | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Gail Hoffer-Loibl

I want my son to feel that his desire to be gentle and nurturing will be encouraged as much as our daughters are encouraged to be strong and independent.

How Highly Gendered Toys Present an Exclusively Heterosexual Worldview to Children

Lori Day | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Lori Day

Let kids choose. What are we so afraid of? If we are fine with choice, it is time to show the toy manufacturers and marketers that their financial profiteering off the gendering of our children's toys is over.

What Does It Mean to 'Be a Man'?

Sutheshna Mani | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Sutheshna Mani

There is no doubt that historically, oppressive patriarchal societies have caused mayhem to women in the past and today, but do we ever think to ourselves, were men truly "free" in these systems, despite being the privileged sex?

Why My Daughter Never Got A Trampoline For Her Birthday

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.19.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

From the time my daughter was old enough to jump up and down, she asked for a trampoline every year for her birthday. She never got one and there are four very good reasons why. While she made it through childhood relatively unscathed, she had four brothers who each thought they were Superman.

12 Brilliant Kids' Clothing Lines That Say No To Gender Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.09.2015 | Parents

In October 2013, Jennifer Muhm's 4-year-old daughter declared she wanted to be an astronaut for Halloween. But when the mom and daughter flipped throu...

Making It Personal

Beth Whitley | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

I have enough close friends with children whose milestones have, like Hannah's, not been reached, to know that I am not the only one who finds birthdays hard.

Raising Compassionate Boys Means Having Compassion for Boys

Tosha Schore, M.A. | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Tosha Schore, M.A.

We can't just be compassionate when it comes easily. Having compassion requires taking a virtual trip into the dark depths of those who do wrong by us, or by others, learning their stories, letting go of anger, disappointment or embarrassment, and moving on.

If Our Sons Were Treated Like Our Daughters

Lori Day | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Lori Day

Come with me. Let's open the door to a parallel universe. Here in this parallel world, the rules are different because gender roles are flipped. Loving parents and teachers accept this strange culture as if it's not so bad, or perhaps even good.

This Little Boy Went To Disney World And Proposed To Every Princess In Sight

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents

What do you do when you're a 5-year-old boy and your parents take you to Disney World? Start proposing, of course. That's exactly what Parker did ...

What I Want My Son to Know About Love

Camia Gavin | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Camia Gavin

It made me realize that there's a lot to learn about love, more than paper hearts, candy, and silly marketing, and that there's also a lot to teach my kids. Here's what I want my son to know about love.

Poor Body Image: It's Not Just For Girls Anymore

The Next Family | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
The Next Family

When my daughter was born, I was ready. I had my facts straight and knew exactly how I wanted my daughter to feel about her body. To think about her self-worth. I was prepared to wage war on negative body image. Never in a million years did it occur to me that my real concern should have been her twin brother.

#LikeAMan... What Does That Mean?

CT Working Moms | Posted 04.06.2015 | Parents
CT Working Moms

My favorite part is a little over a minute in, when the boy in the yellow shirt realizes that his interpretation of #LikeAGirl insulted girls, including possibly, his own sister. I love this ad so very much. However, as a boy mom, I just have to say... what about the boys?

How Many Moms Does It Take To Draw a Heart?

Ashley Allen | Posted 04.06.2015 | Parents
Ashley Allen

This week, one of my 5-year-old twin boys and I sat down to do arts and crafts. (He actually mispronounces this activity as "arts and craps," and I'm perfectly OK with this pronunciation, as it pretty much conveys how I feel about it).

About a Boy

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 03.29.2015 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

Children and teenagers know about sex, think about sex and act on their biological and psychological urges to try it -- or to at least imagine trying it.

10 Things I Want My Son To Learn Before He Becomes A Teenager

The Next Family | Posted 03.10.2015 | Parents
The Next Family

As we stand on the cusp of zits and body hair and raging hormones, I am beginning to think about the type of teenager I want him to be in a couple of years. And the type of man I want him to eventually become.

A New Year's Resolution For Imperfect Parents

Tosha Schore, M.A. | Posted 02.28.2015 | Parents
Tosha Schore, M.A.

Sometimes things just don't come out the way we mean them to. Okay. That's an understatement. Sometimes we just plain say sh*t to our kids that we shouldn't! As I see it, we may get lots of support and generally do a pretty fabulous job of keeping our feelings in check and our parenting on track, but at some point we're all going to blow it.

I Photograph To Remember

Alishia Osborn | Posted 02.11.2015 | Parents
Alishia Osborn

I like to take photos of things that may be a bit out of the ordinary: My kids eating, a random trip to Goodwill, the horrid bed head my middle child wakes up with every morning.

Debunking the Myths About Boys and Emotions

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2015 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

Yet scientists are discovering that what society says about men's (and boys') social and emotional abilities is simply not true, and that cultivating their natural capacity for emotional attunement and relationships is critical to their overall well-being. But we need to start when they're young.

Letters to Hadley: Boy Friends

Liz Olson | Posted 02.02.2015 | Women
Liz Olson

My first best friend was a boy. His name was Nicholas, and I met him in Kindergarten. He was very good at the monkey bars and so was I, and so we became friends.

Jessica Samakow

The Dangerous Lessons Kids Learn From Sexist T-Shirts

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Samakow | Posted 12.04.2014 | Parents

Art by Damon Scheleur Mike Adamick was shopping at Target with his daughter when she saw a retro Superman shirt in the boys’ section. She w...

10 Things I Want My Son To Know Before He Turns 10

Lindsey Mead | Posted 01.31.2015 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

You can be strong and feel a lot at the same time. In fact, feeling a lot makes you stronger. That's true regardless of whether you're a boy or a girl.