Posts Tagged ‘boys to men’
Parenting Tip: Teaching Empathy
As the facilitator of The Quest Project®-A Modern Day Rite-of-Passage program for adolescent boys my observations are “real time and accurate!” I am also an avid researcher, so when I detect a shift or change in adolescent behavior, I dig in to understand the cause.Read More
Does Your Son Have a “Trouble Meter?”
Are you raising an adolescent boy? My guess is at some point you have said this “my son is drawn to trouble like a magnet!” Am I right? This exercise may help; it’s called the trouble meter.Read More
The Wisdom of a Farmer!
So many males, both young and old have lost their way. The Industrial Revolution may have given us a more “modern” society, but it took away a very crucial time, the teaching and wisdom a father passes on to his son…..a “rite of passage.” Since then, every male has carried that as a “wound.”Read More
Parenting Son(s)? Five Signs of Trouble
Periodically it’s good to reiterate the warning signs of trouble if you notice a change in your son. It could be typical adolescent/teenage angst; it could be something more serious.Read More
Be a Mentor-Become a Mentor
In honor of National Mentoring Month I would like to share my experience as a mentor to young men, ages 11-16. We work during the summer months cultivating and sharing the bounty of a vegetable garden with our local food pantry.Read More
Parenting Tip: Focus on Needs
If I ask you “what do you want” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Now, take a minute and answer this question “do you need it?” Likely you don’t, it’s something you “want” but you don’t necessarily “need” it. Ultimately, we all NEED these 4 things:Read More
Feeling Your Feelings
Feelings! These are the “big four” and regardless of age, ethnicity, or gender, these basic four feelings – mad, sad, glad, and afraid – are appropriate for you. We need to feel our feelings, express our feelings and process those feelings, it’s healthy! Here’s why.Read More
Parent Tested-Kid Approved!
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a recipe to follow for raising your adolescent son? We follow recipes all the time when we cook, in fact we use caution when “winging it” in cooking as it can be a disaster!Read More
Happy Birthday America!
Celebrating 4th of July for me is a special time. As a 20+ year retired Captain of the United States Air Force it goes without saying, I love my country and I am proud to be an American; at my house we fly the American flag high!Read More
A Father’s Day Message
Fathers Day is a time of reflection for some of us. For all you new dads it’s a special day of celebration. And for some dads it’s a wake up call, because you haven’t been present. I always wanted to write a song, if I did it would sound like this! Some of you will…Read More