Huffington Post blogger Kim Simon wrote a compelling essay this week titled “Preventing Another Steubenville: What All Mothers Must Do for Their Sons.” While many have prescribed ways for women to protect themselves against attackers and have even suggested the victim in the Steubenville case was partly at fault because of her intoxication, Simon says the problem has more to do with the kinds of qualities we value in men and boys…. More
Every parent has that moment when they have to decide if they’re going to tell their child to fight or walk away from a confrontation. For twelve years, my oldest son has lived a peaceful life. He goes to school, makes good grades and gets along with his peers and is active in sports…. More
The Boy Scouts of America, one of the largest youth private organizations in the country, is close to making a big change. According to MSNBC, the group’s leadership is considering ending the ban on gay scouts and scout leaders it decided to uphold just two years ago. … More
I’ll start this article with the most truthful answer I can muster up being the mother of a teenage girl: not completely. I would say that I know almost everything when it comes to my child’s ... More
I personally feel that at some point, a male child has to step over to the other side of crying. Controlling yourself and your emotions is part of maturing and becoming a man. Whiny crying definitely needs to cease and desist before the teenage years begin. … More
Boys are different from girls. I know that’s the understatement of the century, but it’s true. … More
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For nearly six years I was employed as a Social Worker empathizing with the plight of fellow mother’s facing the challenge of raising black males in fatherless homes. Oftentimes I found myself confused and anxious ... More