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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 06.26.2014 | 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 06.25.2014 | 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 06.20.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | 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.

Fathers, Be Good to Your Sons

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 06.03.2014 | Parents
Garry Gilfoy

Many of us look forward to weekends, but more and more I'm saddened by a particular phenomenon. It's the great number of young men out with their chil...

Proud Dad Of Two Geek Girls Talks... Of Boys and Princesses

John Marcotte | Posted 05.27.2014 | Parents
John Marcotte

Boys need to learn that watching a movie about princesses does not necessarily mean you want to be a princess. Putting yourself in a woman's shoes does not make you less of a man. It makes you more of a person.

Guy Problems: Shooting People

Courtney McKinney | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Courtney McKinney

Yes, America has a gun problem. In the cities, in the suburbs, everywhere. But this isn't just about guns, or mental illness. This is about men, and what it "means" to be one.

What Parents Really Need To Hear From Each Other

Dina L. Relles | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Dina L. Relles

If you just take a moment, you can put yourself in my shoes. We're all mothers, and we can do that for each other. At least that. We can relate.

I Really Need a Fish in My Life

James M. Chesbro | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
James M. Chesbro

"Daddy," he said, turning toward me, the palms of his not-yet 3-year-old hands up, arms spread. "I really need a fish in my life." He squinted his eyes, the wrinkles in his sun-kissed face pressed for an appeal.

College: The Experience Is What Matters Most

Dr. Chris Howard | Posted 07.14.2014 | College
Dr. Chris Howard

The debate now raging about the return on investment (ROI) of a college degree took a turn for the better last week when the Gallup organization and P...

One Thing I Hate About Parenting

Jennifer Harvey | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Harvey

I hate finding out later about that thing that happened at school. That thing that had a tenor and tone that suggests it was one of those moments when one of those itty-bitty, inside, innocent and vulnerable parts of your child got smooshed. Maybe just a little, but smooshed nonetheless.

The Great List of Things I Can't Do Because I Only Have Sons

Luckymothersofboys | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Luckymothersofboys

It is cool for girls to like Spider Man. It is trendy for them to wear blue. Parents love watching girls try out for traditionally male sports. But, while I don't think it is right, there seems to be a short list of activities for my boys that, as yet, are not so socially acceptable.

Haiku Your Hearts Out, Boy Moms

Peyton Price | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Haiku is just ideal for moms because when you only have 17 syllables, you tend to get right to the heart of the matter -- like how quickly your boy is becoming a man.

Boys in Chairs: Body Image, Boyfriends, Sexuality and Self-Image -- What It's Like to Be Inside Our Intersectionality

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

To our potential suitors: Please remember that we too are often scared of how you'll react to our disabilities, and we are constantly dealing with the echoes of systemic oppression.