Why is National Bullying Prevention Month Important?

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Every month of the year is some kind of an “awareness month.” In fact, for any given month, multiple causes claim that month as a time to make people aware of a particular need, disease, condition, fact, etc. Unfortunately, because of the abundance of these dedicated times, very few actually are able to draw a [Read More...]

Boys Need Men

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Early in the movie, GoodFellas, Ray Liotta’s character is a teenage boy working for the neighborhood “wiseguys” or members of the Mafia.  When he is arrested for the first time he is greeted as a conquering hero by all the older “made” wiseguys after he walks out of the courtroom.  These powerful, rich men now [Read More...]

Can We Put an End to Bullying?

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Have you ever thought how much better the world would be if we could get rid of bullying? Don’t hold your breath; that’s not going to happen. Bullies aren’t going away. They never have, and they never will. October is Anti Bullying Awareness Month and I think that it’s a good thing. Too often, bullied [Read More...]

A Guy’s Take on “What Your Husband Isn’t Telling You”

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Mutual understanding and communication are the best way to strengthen a marriage. But what’s a wife to do if her husband won’t talk? It is no big secret that most men have difficulty understanding and expressing their feelings. It’s also no surprise that this frustrates women, who tend to be very good at getting in [Read More...]

October is Anti-Bullying Awareness Month

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I turned 57 last month. I suppose I’m getting to the point of life where I’m supposed to look back wistfully at my childhood and wish I could relive those moments. I have a hard time looking back wistfully at my childhood. You see, I was one of “those” kids. I was one of the [Read More...]

10 TIPS FOR DADS

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Since we focused on moms last week, here are some tips for dads this week: • YOU are the biggest influence in your son’s life—you are almost indispensable. • Fathers have been endowed with a huge generational power/influence to impact people’s lives for good or evil (sometimes for hundreds of years) just by the things [Read More...]

10 TIPS FOR MOMS ON RAISING BOYS

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• Boys need clear, unambiguous boundaries • Boys need to be held accountable for their actions and decisions (no matter how much you want to, do not rescue them) • Boys need to learn the correlation between taking risks and success in life—let them get hurt • Boys need to not acquire the habit of [Read More...]

Why Teach Boys to Work?

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“Work ethic” is defined as the principle that hard work is intrinsically virtuous or worthy of reward.  It is a belief in the moral value, benefit and importance of work and its inherent ability to strengthen character. Someone with a good work ethic is assumed to believe there is merit in doing hard work, having [Read More...]


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