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If I Were a Parent of a Boy…

  Contact our blog editor, Mark Sherman, at msherman@theboysinitiative.org By Michael Gurian Michael Gurian (www.michaelgurian.com) is the New York Times bestselling author of 26 books in 21 languages includingThe Wonder of Boys, The Minds of Boys, and his latest, coauthored … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to President Obama

                                           by Mark Sherman Contact Mark at msherman@theboysinitiative.org Mark Sherman, a big fan of the President, asks him to call … Continue reading

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Boys will be boys?

by Dorothy Dimitre “Shame occurs in many men who feel they have failed to live up to the heroic ideal.  Shame is what we feel when we experience ourselves somehow being wrong.  It’s immobilizing and destroys self-esteem. Much pathology, including … Continue reading

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The Precious Self-Esteem Our Boys Need to Survive

by Anthony Carter To all the boys who may or may not be queer. The boys picked last in sports but first for the latest in fashion, entertaining, and tasteful decorating. The boys who couldn’t catch a football but instead … Continue reading

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We Owe To Our Sons What We’ve Given Our Daughters

by Mark Sherman On Sunday, February 3, my e-mails included a press alert from Dennis Barbour, CEO of the Boys Initiative, informing readers that that day’s New York Times Sunday Review had a major article on “why boys are falling … Continue reading

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Why You Should Care About International Men’s Day

By Jennifer L.W. Fink     Did you know that there is an International Men’s Day (celebrated every November 19)? I probably wouldn’t, despite the fact that I’m raising four future men, except for the fact that I write a … Continue reading

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Comment on the Tragedy of Newtown

Dennis J. Barbour Friday’s tragedy in Connecticut was wrenching.  Once again an apparently troubled young man devastated a community.  Once again our nation searches its soul, asks how it could happen, and asks how we can prevent such a nightmare … Continue reading

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Boy Toys: Pink or Blue for You?

Dennis Barbour December 9, 2012 With the holiday season fast approaching, the war on boys (as well as on Christmas), is heating up, spurred by a recent decision of the Swedish government to encourage “gender equality” in a number of areas, … Continue reading

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Maybe It’s Time for a Boys’ Day

by Dorothy Dimitre “Fathers have the power to inspire. By modeling the best traits of masculinity rather than a caricature of machismo or emotional illiteracy, fathers have enormous influence over the template of their sons’ manhood.” – When Good Men … Continue reading

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Misguided drug polices can create tragic, unintended consequences

By KATIE BAIRD As part of an introductory course in economics, I used to teach my students about the unintended consequences that usually accompany well-intentioned attempts to make particular transactions illegal. I would draw on current drug policy to link … Continue reading

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