Sons, Boys



13 Things to Teach Your Son About How to Treat Women

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UPDATED June 17th, 2017 Isn’t it crazy to consider that all the men we encounter—the good, the bad and the ugly—were at one point in time someone’s little boy? We’re willing to bet that many of these grown men, despite seeming okay…

Circumcised Men & Circumcision for a Baby Boy: Yay or Nay?

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You just found out you're having a boy! Now comes a tough decision. There are more circumcised men in the U.S. than most (if not all) Western European countries though those numbers are falling. Regarding newborn circumcision, a 2014 study…

Teaching Our Boys How to Treat Girls & Our Girls to Have Self-Respect

It was Valentine’s Day and I had just picked up my 11-year-old from an extracurricular activity. I asked how his day had been, and specifically, how his Valentine's Day had gone, and he proceeded to tell me the following: A classmate (a…

Fathers Must Teach Sons That Rape is Unacceptable

Many people are upset with some of the news coverage surrounding the Steubenville rape case because they feel that the media is perpetuating rape culture. While I agree with their assessment, I believe the problem is deeper than the media.…

The Boys Club of New York Helps Moms Raise Successful Sons

If you live in New York City and have a son between the ages of 6 and 20, there is a great place for him to learn leadership skills, have fun, and participate in programs that will help him stay in school and go on to college. Since 1876,…

Film version of Bless Me, Ultima Stays True to the Themes of the Controversial Classic Book

This weekend Bless Me, Ultima opened in select theaters across the nation. It is based on the award-winning—but controversial—classic novel by the highly acclaimed Latino author, Rudolfo Anaya. Despite having sold more than 300,000 copies…

Teaching Boys to Cook and Clean

I'm teaching my son to cook and clean. While this might not sound outrageous to you, it probably would have seemed completely ridiculous to my grandparents in Cuba. To them, “I'm teaching my son to cook and clean” would probably have…

What to Do If Your Son Doesn't Like Sports

Let me preface what I'm about to say with the following disclaimer: Not all boys like sports, and that's okay. Now then. Let me continue by saying my son happens to be one of those boys who loves sports in an obsessive sort of way, and…

Greater Expectations: The Cowboy's Guide For Single Moms Raising Boys

When I first began to talk to The Cowboy about my son, I pretty much toed the liberal line. If my kid had behavioral problems, I reasoned, it was because he was "special"—either because he was "gifted" or because he (maybe) had an autism…