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Parents of Boys

Why Am I So Sad About Having A Boy?

The Cut | Posted 01.19.2016 | Parents
The Cut

My husband and I shared a daydream that was incredibly specific -- and I believed that meant it avoided simplistic gender norms.

The Conversation You Must Have With Your Sons

Carina Kolodny | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Carina Kolodny

When you have the "avoid getting raped" conversation with your daughter, it is difficult, as you don't want to imagine her as a victim. The idea of having the "don't rape" conversation with your son is more difficult as you don't ever want to imagine him as a perpetrator. Do it anyway.

Are Boys Ready for College?

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 12.29.2012 | Education
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

Young men don't want to be pushed at 17 or 18 to make these kinds of choices with all the weight they carry. They are still finding out what they like, what they can do, what is important to them.