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Parenting Boys

Being Right Beside Them For The Rites of Passage

Carissa K | Posted 10.15.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

My habit is to parent to the youngest common denominator. While the youngest of their ages is an age that was once foreign to me, it is now where my experience lies, three times over. It is my comfort zone. Realizing this, I try to make a conscious effort to get myself unstuck.

Why Eighth Grade Boys Are The Best

Jessica Wolf | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Jessica Wolf

When I used to work with kids on their writing, my favorites were always the eighth grade boys. They didn't even pretend to like to write. 'I'm a terrible writer,' each would say. Even though that was rarely ever true.

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.

Rules for Raising a Mama's Boy

Melissa Chapman | Posted 03.15.2014 | Parents
Melissa Chapman

As a mother, I cannot imagine that anyone could love my children as much or as unconditionally as I love them.

The Beloved Son

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Garry Gilfoy

Standing behind our lived experience is an 'ideal' of how we think -- or perhaps it's a preconscious knowing -- this relationship could be or should be. The Father, we feel, should bring out the highest in the Son.

Growing Pains

Allison Tate | Posted 11.09.2013 | Parents
Allison Tate

He will be OK. He is ready, and he can do this, and it is going to get a lot better than it was today. That doesn't mean that this is going to be awesome. Growing up can kind of suck sometimes -- for kids and for parents.

Why I Love Being a Mom to Boys

Christine Organ | Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents
Christine Organ

Whether building Lego towers or having a tea party, whether watching Star Wars or Cinderella, whether we are shopping for a prom dress or picking out a corsage, at the heart of each of those activities are connection, guidance and encouragement.

My Funny Valentine: A Love Letter to My Son

Jenn Horton | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents
Jenn Horton

Your Cupid's arrow has bulls-eyed me, my sweet Sammy. Before I had you, I didn't understand how the bond would be any different from that of the precious one I share with your sister. But not only is it wonderfully different, it's one of the best adventures to ever grace my life.

LOOK: 9-Year-Old's Rude (But Hilarious) Book Project

Babble.com | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Babble.com

My 9-year-old comes from a long line of birdwatchers. His grandparents are avid birders, with almost 900 species on their lifelong lists, and his father and I enjoy watching birds in our backyard. So maybe we shouldn't be surprised by his new hobby.

On Parenting, Patience And PMS

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 01.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

On regular days phrases like "a little chaos is a good thing" and "at least it's happy noise" have the desired calming effect, but on this PMS-migraine, one-two-punch day I call out the big guns: "It might have been otherwise." You see, for Tracie and me, parenthood was hard-won.

Why I Finally Told My Son He Could Play With Toy Guns

Kristen Howerton | Posted 08.04.2012 | Parents
Kristen Howerton

I spend a lot of time pondering the disparity between the mom I thought I would be, and the mom I am. I was such a good mom before having kids.

Why Society Is Failing Young Boys

Dr. Philip Zimbardo | Posted 07.25.2012 | Books
Dr. Philip Zimbardo

As entertaining as these movies can be, what are the effects these stereotypes of men have on the young guys growing up watching them?

Why Men Act Crazy

Niobe Way, Ed.D. | Posted 08.27.2011 | Women
Niobe Way, Ed.D.

Our modern notions of maturity and manhood, with its emphasis on separation and stoicism to the exclusion of connection and vulnerability, are at the root of why men treat themselves and others so poorly.