Raising Boys to Be Strong, Caring, Responsible Men

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Raising boys can be challenging and incredibly rewarding. As the mother of boys, I know that many parents have questions frustrations and worries, specifically related to growing up good, young men. As caring parents, we want to give our boys our very best without enabling them. We want to grow up our boys to be independent, courageous and strong, yet caring, compassionate and responsible to themselves, their families and the world.

If you have concerns or questions about how to raise boys or tips and stories to share on the subject of raising boys, please post them on our parenting message boards using the form below. By doing so, you will be paying it forward (even if you're just asking a question or looking for support from others) and building a community of parents around the world who care deeply about the kind of young men we will be sending out into the world.

What kinds of questions or tips can you offer about raising boys? Ask or tell anything you'd like. For instance, you may be concerned about the effects of video games on a boy's developing brain, you may disagree with your spouse about the balance between downtime and time spent in organized sports, you may be worried about an unmotivated teenager who doesn't seem to care about school or sports. Or you may not know what to do about a defiant child.

If you're a single mother raising boys, you may be concerned about how to grow up good, young men without a father figure. Or you may wonder how to instill a good work ethic in your child or worry about how to raise a boy who has a strong sense of his identity and self-worth when he's hanging out with peers who are a bunch of followers.

If you have young boys, you may be interested in reading my parenting book in which I show parents how to raise boys to become progressively aware of what their strengths are as they're growing up, so they can bring them to the table as adults and use them to create meaningful and productive lives in which they make a lasting contribution to the world. The book uses Native American concepts in it because they are so conducive to raising a child who is grounded in his strengths, yet has a strong sense of connection to the world around him.

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