When a Son “Hates” His Mom

By Tim Wright on October 16, 2013

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…

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“Re-Stereotyping” Boys, Part 3: The Divine Stereotype

By Tim Wright on October 10, 2013

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…

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“Re-Stereotyping” Boys, Part 2: Character

By Tim Wright on October 8, 2013

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…

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The Troubling “De-Stereotyping” of Boys

By Tim Wright on October 1, 2013

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…

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The Tyranny of Sameness–Robbing Boys of their Boy-ness

By Tim Wright on September 12, 2013

For all of the great advances women, in particular, have experienced thanks to the Women’s Movement, one of the consequences, intended or unintended, is the confusion between “equal” and “sameness,” or the misunderstanding of differentness. Understandably, because girls and women…

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The High Cost of Bored Boys

By Tim Wright on August 29, 2013

The central problem of every society is to define appropriate roles for its men. –Anthropologist Margaret Mead Over the last several months we have witnessed far too many stories about “bad” boys—boys setting off a bomb at the Boston marathon;…

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