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A Message To Our Boys About How (Not) To Become Men

Kelly M. Flanagan | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Kelly M. Flanagan

Next week, this playground I'm writing from will be teeming with messages. Those messages aren't up to us. But when our boys return, we can make sure our homes are teeming with messages, too.

I Would Learn to Play Hopscotch

Stephanie Mott | Posted 08.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

Perhaps it is about having the courage to be myself at the time, even if only a little. Maybe learning to play hopscotch would have created enough space for my girl to breathe. Like a well-kept secret where I would have known what she was doing, that she was there, but no one else would know.

Dads! There Is Nothing Wrong With The Color Pink

Michael Cavender | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Michael Cavender

Pink is the color of hope, beauty and life, and as a parent you should be honored that your son wants to embrace that, it will only make your son a better man and help make the world a world a much better place to live in.

What You Don't Know About That Wild, Unruly Child

Kristen Mae | Posted 08.14.2014 | Parents
Kristen Mae

Next time you see a kid running wild, trailed by a haggard-looking mom with a frizzy ponytail and puffy eyes, just remember: There might be a lot you don't know.

Not Fit To Lead

Jeffrey Simon | Posted 08.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Simon

I'm a filmmaker, an Eagle Scout, and I'm creating a web series, Camp Abercorn, inspired by my time working as a closeted staff member at Scout Camp. And it's pro-Boy Scouting.

Watch A Butterfly Land On This Boy's Face, And Relive The Wonders Of Childhood

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 08.07.2014 | Good News

When it was time for a little boy to set a butterfly free, something magical happened -- the butterfly landed on his face. OK, maybe that wasn't exact...

Sassy Pants

Amy Mullis | Posted 08.07.2014 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

My husband doesn't look like Zac Efron. But he looks like Prince Charming to me. And he does the dishes. And brings me a cup of tea every night.

Princess Slays the Knight

Tara Kennedy-Kline | Posted 08.08.2014 | Impact
Tara Kennedy-Kline

My hope for men and women everywhere is that we will abandon the quest for dominance over the opposite sex and seek instead to be united as kings and queens who each wield their masculine and feminine gifts to rule their kingdoms together.

Why We Need to Talk About the Sexual Assault of Men and Boys

Kristen DeFalco | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact
Kristen DeFalco

Let's talk about rape. No, not the rape of women and girls that seems to consume the media, and has become a staple for just about every drama on television these days. I'm talking about the conversation that nobody is having; the rape and sexual assault of men and boys.

Becoming a Man

Jack Anderson | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jack Anderson

To celebrate his rite of passage into manhood, Seth Anderson wanted to drink the best made Manhattan, with his dear old dad, in Manhattan, where he was born as a native New Yorker exactly two decades and one year ago.

Gynecomastia and My Traumatic Day at the Beach

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

It took 10 years post-gynecomastia surgery for me to go to the beach and take off my shirt because I still felt those now phantom breasts and stares.

Boys Kissing Boys

Brent Almond | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

I don't want my boy to stop being the loving, hugging, kissing free spirit he's been up till now. I guess I just want the world to know it, and to stop telling him it's not okay.

The Boy Who Loved 4th of July Fireworks

Kristen Mae | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Kristen Mae

Lucas had been dreaming of loud bangs and colors filling the sky, and I'd been snarling at him and sending him to his room.

If He Sees It...

Luise Meyer | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Luise Meyer

Not only do we need girls to believe in themselves, but we need boys to believe in them, too, in order for the girls to succeed. Why? Those boys will be men some day.

Are There Gender Rules for Children?

Luckymothersofboys | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Luckymothersofboys

There is a sort of unwritten code when raising children; a list of gender rules which we are all aware of that make us wonder (and sometimes worry) if they will be true for our kids.

What Kind of Men Will Our Boys Become?

Luckymothersofboys | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Luckymothersofboys

What makes a great man? Eeek, that's a tough one! Or, more importantly, what kind of men do we want our little boys to become? And, how can we better support them as they develop?

How Dads' Involvement Can Address the Gender Gap in Higher Education

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

A new gender gap has emerged in our higher education system: women are enrolling in and graduating from college at much higher rates than men.

Boys (and Girls) in Chairs: What's Love Gotta Do With It?

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about love. I am what I like to refer to as a hopeless bromantic (just a guy looking for another guy looking for ...

How This Mother Learned the Language of Boys

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Sherri Kuhn

None of this even remotely resembled anything I'd ever been interested in before. Ever. And yet this crazy new language was something I desperately wanted to learn.

Please Help Our Boys

Samantha Kurtzman-Counter | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Samantha Kurtzman-Counter

"The country has to do some soul searching about this. This is becoming the norm and we take it for granted in ways that, as a parent, are terrifying ...

What I Learned From My Dad About Being a Father

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

As I continue on this journey called fatherhood and second-guess myself about what I am doing or not doing, I will do my best to fall back on what my Dad taught me.

Harrowing Photos Of Syrian Child Refugees Capture A Generation Lost To War

The Huffington Post | Amanda Golden | Posted 06.11.2014 | World

The harrowing struggle for survival is not over for more than 1.1 million children who have fled Syria's devastating war. Thousands now carry the burd...

Save Our Boys

Shawna Robins | Posted 08.08.2014 | Parents
Shawna Robins

Protect your son the same way you would protect your daughter. Keep him physically and emotionally safe at school and at home and be on the lookout for the cruelty that exists. Let's make the safety of all boys our top priority.

6 Road-Tested Tips For Summer Travel With Boys

Liesl Testwuide | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Liesl Testwuide

My middle son is the Recorder. He records unusual sightings, like a bear peeing or a running cantaloupe (turned out to be an antelope.) He's responsible for writing down shopping lists, fast food orders and game scores. His creative abbreviations like J.C. (just ketchup) keep us laughing.

'Thank Goodness We Have Boys'

Monica Cox | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Monica Cox

My Women's Studies classes were rearing up with a vengeance in my head, but all I managed to get out was that the human body is beautiful, it shouldn't always be shared with the world and that if he ever had any questions about anything he saw that he should come to me or his dad.