Michael Sam Uniform

Michael Sam Blurs the Box May 13, 2014

No one knows how this story will play out, but there is no question that Michael Sam’s talent, courage, and strength — both on and off the field — are inspiring qualities that will have a momentous effect on knocking down the barriers that prevent all boys from growing up into the men that they were truly meant to be. As parents, coaches, teachers, and counselors, we can all use this cultural phenomenon to examine our own beliefs and values and, even if we do not share someone else’s sexual orientation, we can recognize the inherent value of all our fellow humans. You don’t have to stay “inside the box” to be a man.

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Rosalind Wiseman

Boys and Video Games April 11, 2014

Having trouble understanding what’s going on while your boy is locked away for hours on end in a darkened room? One of my favorite authors, Rosalind Wiseman, along with her colleague Ashley Burch, lays out the connection between video games and the emotional lives of boys.

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Historical Look at EMDR February 16, 2014

Nearly 20 years ago, the news show 20/20 ran a piece on a “radical new psychotherapy” known as EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is no longer new, nor radical, as a plethora of clinical research has shown.

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New Year's Experiment January 8, 2014

      New Year’s resolutions seem to have taken a dive in popularity perhaps only second to Congress this year; it’s like our culture is having a collective adolescent…

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Why Our Teens Think We're Full of Crap September 26, 2013

I used to teach English to high school juniors at an affluent private school. Early in the year, I would have a conversation with my class that always went something…

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Get Your Kids Off KIK! September 16, 2013

In the latest bullying tragedy, Rebecca Ann Sedwick, a 12 year-old from Florida, leapt to her death from a cement silo after a barrage of relentless cyberbullying from girls her…

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