Simplifying Science

Boys Will Be Boys... Because We Reinforce It

Spoiler alert: I have a boy book on the way. It's called Guy Stuff, and it's the boy version of my series The Care and Keeping of You. I have spent the last year submerged deeply in the world of boy development - partially thanks to the book and partially thanks to the existence of a now-12-year old boy under my own roof. This article says so much about how we socialize our boys to withhold emotional expression. Hopefully, Guy Stuff will give them - and their parents - some tools to reverse this. 

Talking to Boys the Way We Talk to Girls

At a Father’s Day breakfast, my 5-year-old son and his classmates sang a song about fathers, crooning about “my dad who’s big and strong” and “fixes things with his hammer” and, above all else, “is really... Read More