Category Archives: Raising men

Is society telling boys something is wrong with them?

From “Boy Is Beautiful” in Psychology Today by Mark Sherman, Ph. D. What was the picture? Was it a gun? A bomb? The scene of an explosion? No. It was an anatomically correct stick figure of a man. Yes, it … Continue reading

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The Primacy of Moderate Self-esteem

The Primacy of Moderate Self-esteem by Marty Nemko (This article first appeared in the commission newsletter, The Proposal) Careers Tips for Boys’ Parents: Toward Moderate Self-Esteem Part one of a four-part series that helps parents help set the stage for their boys’ career … Continue reading

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Happier thoughts: Changing Perception of Fatherhood in Pop Culture, aka #DadsInAds

Recently the oafish dad characterization has changed. After the complaints to a Lowes paint commercial in 2014, advertising agencies changed how they potrayed dads, and the public encouraged it. This is an ongoing collection of positive dad commercials. #RealStrength Dove Men+Care January … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Men After Paris and Before the Second Democratic Debate

From Leslie Loftis at the PJ Tatler: The decline of manliness is not a new observation. We have discouraged men from acting like men for decades now….now that the little danger, and the three-quarters of a century without a world … Continue reading

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A Disadvantaged Start Hurts Boys More Than Girls

From Claire Cain Miller in the New York Times: Boys are falling behind. They graduate from high school and attend college at lower rates than girls and are more likely to get in trouble, which can hurt them when they … Continue reading

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The Boy Crisis: A Sobering Look at the State of our Boys

Warren Farrell Ph.D. discusses the Boy Crisis at TEDxMarin. A few highlights: “If our very survival has been dependent on our sons’ willingness to die for us, then being sensitive to male death competes with our survival instinct.” “Dad deprived boys … Continue reading

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Men Are Dying Because They Can’t Talk

From Christos Reid at Medium, Men Are Dying Because They Can’t Talk: The Silence Problem Men are more at risk of committing suicide, states professor and chair of the National Suicide Prevention Advisory Group in England, Louis Appleby, because they … Continue reading

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Why Are Boys Failing in School?

Tom Golden interviews Jennifer Fink of Building Boys and Mark Sherman, Ph.D. on why boys are failing in school.

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