ON BOYS Podcast

ON BOYS Podcast

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Encouraging Independence
July 04, 2019

As we in the United States celebrate our nation's independence, we reflect on our boys' drive for independence.  - Toddlers cry, "I do it!" when we attempt to put on their clothes. Our teens scowl when we tell them what time to be home.

Summer Survive and Thrive Tips
June 27, 2019

Ahhhh, summer! Relaxed lazy days....oh, who are we kidding?!? For most parents in the Northern hemisphere, summer is a time of stress. The kids are home from school and the parents have to somehow juggle their regular work schedule while also trying to...

Backcountry, Barbells & Boys
June 20, 2019

What do you get when you mix two fitness- and outdoors-minded dads with two moms who are staunch advocates for boys? A freewheeling discussion that touches on everything from fatherhood to weapons play and the current lack of movement in schools. -

Breaking the Boy Code
June 13, 2019

The Boy Code. The Man Box. Whatever you want to call it, our boys are constrained by a largely unspoken set of expectations that exert pressure on them to behave and act in certain ways. - Jonathon Reed helps boys -- and others -- understand and quest...

Managing the Transition to College
June 06, 2019

Do you have a son heading off to college or university this fall? How about in the future? - The more you know about the college search and admission process, the easier this transition will be -- for your son, for you and for your entire family. -

Teaching Boys Social Skills
May 30, 2019

Boys interact differently than girls do. - Sure, some of that is socialization. (A lot of that is probably socialization.) But the fact remains: boys' interactions on the playground, in school and at home are different than girls'.

Will He Ever Grow Up?!
May 23, 2019

Photo by Daniel Hooker via Flickr -   - When do boys grow up? - That question tends to elicit a chuckle; ask it in a group of middle-aged women, and you're likely to hear someone joke about their not-yet-grown husband. Ask it in a group of men,

Finding Balance & Handling Disrespect (Listener Q & A)
May 16, 2019

Photo by Veronique Debord-Lazaro via Flickr - We recently put out a call for listener questions, and boy, did you send 'em to us! - Deanna asked: about the struggle of trying to find the perfect balance of keeping your boys busy enough to stay out o...

How to Raise a Boy with Michael C. Reichert
May 09, 2019

  - How do you raise boys to become great men? - That's the big question we tackle here at On Boys. It's the question Jen grapples with in her own home and on BuildingBoys, and the question Janet helps parents and teachers explore and answer thro...

Helping Boys Deal with Negative Stereotypes
May 02, 2019

Photo by Pat Knight via Flickr - Boys are subject to negative stereotypes too. - If you've been parenting boys for awhile, that fact probably isn't news to you. You've probably heard your son complain about teachers who treat boys differently than gi...