ON BOYS Podcast

ON BOYS Podcast

Latest Episodes

Parenting Boys with Maggie Dent – Part 2
September 12, 2019

More Maggie Dent! - (If you haven't yet listened to Part 1 of our conversation, go listen to that one first. Then come back for more Maggie!) In this episode, Maggie, Janet & Jen discuss: How to help elementary school boys handle their frust...

Parenting Boys with Maggie Dent – Part 1
September 05, 2019

Maggie Dent - Our friend Maggie Dent  will be in British Columbia later this month, so we thought this would be a great time to re-share her wisdom & encouragement! Maggie the mom of four now-grown boys, a parenting educator & author of numerous books...

Why Boy Moms Need Mentors Too
August 29, 2019

Google "boy mentors" and you'll get more than 20,000,000 results. Search for "mentors for boy moms" and you'll get just over 900,000 results -- and most are resources to help single moms find male mentors for their sons.

“My Boy Can” Parenting
August 22, 2019

At age 4, Sassy Harvey's son was told that if he dances, he must be a girl. Or gay.  - Not surprisingly, he quit dance class soon after that. - It's 2019. Girls, we know can become astronauts and scientists and ministers and presidents.

Gender Differences, Bragging & Raising World Citizens
August 15, 2019

It's time for another listener Q & A! - A Boys Alive! FB group member asks: How can I interest a teen boy in becoming a good world citizen? A Twitter follower asks: What do you say to boys who say they're the best at...

Helping Boys Head Back to School
August 08, 2019

The beginning of the school year stirs up a lot of emotions for boys -- and their parents. The number of boys who don't like school has been increasing in recent years. In 1980, just 14% of boys told researchers they "didn't like" school. By 2001,

Coaches Speak about Youth Sports
August 01, 2019

Youth sports are a BIG DEAL.  - According to ESPN, 28.7 million American kids between the ages of 6 and 17 played youth sports in 2013. That number is likely low; many kids start well before age 6. - Gone are the days when boys started Little League ...

Addressing Racism & Racial Disparities with Hilary Beard
July 25, 2019

Black boys fare worse than white boys in 99% of America. - Here to help us untangle the many factors that affect black boys' experience in America is Hilary Beard, author of Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and Life and creator o...

Masks We Wear with Ashanti Branch
July 18, 2019

Our boys often wear metaphorical masks. - We all do, in fact. At work, we typically wear our confident, professional faces. At home, we aim for warm, nurturing and competent. But underneath, we may be feeling anger, frustration, sadness or shame.

Sensory Processing Disorder with Nancy Peske
July 11, 2019

Do you know what sensory processing disorder (SPD) is?  - Many parents (and teachers) don't, but 5-15% of all children exhibit symptoms of SPD, which affects how they learn, socialize and interact with the world.