Can’t Girls be Superheroes, too?
You get the best out of a boy by stimulating his desire for greatness and then telling him he has a long way to go: that he can perhaps achieve something marvelous but he must be humble and work hard… Read More
The One Thing A Man Can Do that A Woman Can’t
If we do not provide a sacred role for our boys as they grow, they are more likely to join a gang, abuse their lovers, abandon their children, subsist in emotional isolation, and become addicted, hyper-materialistic, lonely, and unhappy. A… Read More
The New “Gender” Math? More Women+Less Men=A Better World?
A few weeks ago, in the early days of the latest Government “crisis” over the shutdown and debt ceiling, Piers Morgan interviewed two women, one of them actress Sharon Stone, about a documentary they were promoting focused on bringing equality… Read More
When a Son “Hates” His Mom
When our son was little, he and mom had a very close, happy relationship. Mike was a sweet boy who had no problem giving mom hugs and asking her lots of questions. He was her little boy. But then Mike… Read More
“Re-Stereotyping” Boys, Part 3: The Divine Stereotype
Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness…” So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:26-27) (Jesus) is the… Read More
“Re-Stereotyping” Boys, Part 2: Character
As I mentioned in my last two posts, in our well-intentioned desire to rescue our boys (and girls) from boy stereotypes, we have unintentionally robbed boys of any vision for what it means to be a boy. And with no… Read More
“Re-Stereotyping” Boys–Part 1: Boy Biology
Faster than a speeding bullet… More powerful than a turbo jet engine… Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound… Look, up in the sky…it’s a bird…it’s a plane… It’s a boy! In my last post I suggested that… Read More
The Troubling “De-Stereotyping” of Boys
Prince Jake was kind and caring. Princess Rose was brave and strong. –from A Fairy Tale, by Lego Books What makes a boy a boy? Seems no one really knows anymore. We’ve spent so much time as of late trying… Read More