Confidence and Boys

School has begun and the boys are adjusting to their new lives with new teachers in one year ahead of last year.  Sounds normal and assumed but given the increased demands we place on children, it’s worth taking a moment to consider the health of your child in terms of their confidence and what it […]

Clothes Make the Man, or the Boy

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”  Mark Twain Good luck teaching this to your son.  I remember my brother walked around the house in his boxers, as if they were shorts, until he was 12.  Teaching your son that your appearance will influence how people see you can […]

Why Our Sons Wear Pink

Our sons are only two and we already see the gender stereotyping. Well-meaning relatives comment on how they’re “all boy.” Others give excessive praise when they learn words like “basketball” and “football man.”  As mothers, too, we’ve faced criticism for promoting anything outside these masculine norms. We’ve been attacked for saying we’d rather our sons […]