Posts Tagged ‘rasing boys’
Economically Undesirable Men?
An article published in the Journal of Family and Marriage titled “Mismatches in the Marriage Market” published last month has fired me up; and my hope is it fires you up too! The article addresses what it calls a shortage of “economically attractive” unmarried men….according to unmarried women! Unmarried women find the available men undesirable…Read More
Raising Boys? 5 Warning Signs of Trouble
As the new school year gets underway, it’s a good time to reiterate the warning signs of trouble if you notice a change in your son. It may be typical angst; here’s the difference. Over the past 20 years I have helped countless male adolescents make the transition from boyhood to adult life with my program, The Quest Project. Some were…Read More
Admittedly I was a bit apprehensive allowing a reporter to “sit in” a Quest Project group. However Jeanette Cooperman of St. Louis Magazine has done a truly professional article about what she experienced! I hope you enjoy it. “In Search of Manhood” A St. Louis therapist says we’re making it harder and harder for boys…Read More
Parenting Boys? Competition is Good
I am constantly reading, researching and contemplating the best methods for raising a happy, healthy and responsible adolescent boy. There is always an article boasting “the latest/greatest way.” I am addressing here the subject of competition from the American Counseling Assoc. (ACA)!Read More
The 3 Ways a Father May Be Absent When Present
A father doesn’t have to live apart from his son to be absent. In many families the father is physically present, living in the same house as his son, acting as the head of the household, but for whatever reason, his mind and his energy are somewhere else.Read More
The Quest Project-For Dad!
Dad, Welcome to The Quest Project® My recent inspiration for writing book #2 came from a very welcome change I am seeing in my practice, let me share more. Change Is Very Good Over the last 20 years, I have seen over 2000 boys go through The Quest Project®. What’s changed? In the past, the majority of…Read More
Is Your Son Being Bullied? 10 Signs To Watch For
Bullied: Online & Offline Today we not only deal with the “bully on the playground,” we must watch out for the ones that lurk on social media! Bullies can have a devastating effect on your child. What Parent’s Can Do As a parent, the best way to make sure your child doesn’t become a victim of bullying…Read More
The Adolescent Boy “Cookbook”
During an interview recently I made a comment that I’ve replayed in my head! “Wouldn’t it be great if there was a recipe to follow for every situation you’ll face with your adolescent son?” Just Add Water When I was in my twenties my mom gave me a cookbook “The Encyclopedia of Creative Cooking.” I…Read More
Parenting Tips: For Graduation & Beyond
Graduation is a major milestone for your son. Celebrate his accomplishment! Congratulations-He Made It! This is a very exciting time! I congratulate you if you are honoring a graduate in your home. It’s a time to honor the achievement and begin to plan the next steps if you haven’t already done so. If your son plans to attend college…Read More
Raising Sons: Could He Have PTSD?
Raising Sons & PTSD Did you know that PTSD is not exclusive to our military servicemen? We hear about “post- traumatic stress disorder” (PTSD) most often as a result of some of the horrific sights our young men witnessed while serving in the military. What Is PTSD Many times, a parent misses the signs…Read More