Raising Sons? The Need For Healthy Masculinity

Masculinity continues to be debated in the media as “bad” and “toxic” I’m motivated to bring some alarming facts to your attention.   Perp’s in Sheep’s Clothing If you’re watching the news you are hearing weekly sometimes daily of arrests of female teachers, female coaches perpetrating adolescent boys.  It’s becoming epidemic, CBS news reports there are more than…

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Masculinity Is Not The Enemy

We’re hearing a lot these days about masculinity and boys.  Most of what’s being said I disagree with! Masculinity Masculinity is being attacked as a problem, a bad thing, that it’s toxic.  As a facilitator, researcher and male I find this disturbing!  Masculinity isn’t why a boy would walk into a school and begin shooting.  Masculinity…

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FL School Shooter-Was Perfect Storm

It was a tragic sight on the T.V. screen.  Another school shooting; this time 17 innocent lives taken.  When will it stop?  Not until change happens! The Tom Roten Morning Show The link below will take you to my recent interview with Tom.  Why this was a “perfect storm.”  Dr. Clay – FL School Shooter…

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Broken Boys-Signs to Watch For

How can a parent not be worried sick to send their kid off to school; a place trusted for years to keep children safe.  We send our prayers and condolences to the families in Florida that lost loved ones.  I’m reminded of this saying: “Bad things happen to good people.” Help with the Grief In…

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“Saving Our Sons” on VoicEd Radio

A recent conversation with Stephen Hurley of VoicEd radio in Canada.  Stephen is doing good work bringing important educational topics into the homes of many! Click here to hear our conversation.  voicEd Radio Changing the Way You Talk About Education   Watch for “Saving Our Sons for Dads-A Fathers Guide to Raising Good Men,” due out early 2018!  Be…

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Homework Versus Video Games

Do you get excuses from your son on why his homework and/or his chores didn’t get done?  I have some suggestions that may help. “Just a Minute!” My guess is you hear “I will, just a minute” a lot!  Based on my experience with the boys I see, homework and chores are not his priority, video games…

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Sharing My Message on The McGraw Show

It was an honor to be a guest on The McGraw Show!  I want to share the interview with all of you.  KTRS “The Big 550” McGraw Millhaven and Kelly Jackson, both Emmy nominated journalists, are some of St. Louis finest radio personalities.  I was honored to be invited to talk about “Saving Our Sons-A Parent’s Guide…

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Parenting Sons: 5 Things You Need To Know About Peer Pressure

  Peer Pressure and Healthy Male Mentor As your adolescent boy grows and matures it is increasingly important that he has a strong relationship with dad; if dad is healthy and safe.  If that is not the case, a healthy male mentor (grandpa, uncle, stepdad, coach).   You hear me say this often, I have dads tell me they’re doing…

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Parenting Boys? 3 Stages of Trouble

When parenting boys, most parents can’t believe their son is troubled.  What in the world does he have to be troubled about? It’s interesting the word troubled can be perceived differently to each of us.  An example of two extremes is: “being afraid to talk to a girl (mild),” to “committing a crime (severe).”  When I say, every boy is troubled, the…

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Your Son Needs Therapy. Find Out How to Afford Help!

    My Son Needs Therapy! How Can I Afford That?!? Raising Sons: Your Health Insurance Could be a Resource Does your son need therapy?  I can’t tell you the number of times I hear a single parent mom say “my son needs therapy, I think he’s in trouble but I can’t afford to get…

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