Tag Archives: mental health

How to Have a Kid and a Life



Yes, it’s possible to have a kid and a life. A life beyond babies, boys, and ballgames. A life that includes your hopes, dreams, and passions. It’s normal (and healthy) for your career, marriage, and friendships to shift and evolve when you become a parent. But you don’t have to give your all to parenting. … Continue reading How to Have a Kid and a Life


Video Game Addiction



Video game addiction Google that term and you’ll get 95 million results — and the first one is for an addiction treatment center. But is video game addiction really “a thing?” More importantly — what can parents do if they think their kid’s gaming is out of control? Step one, says Chris Ferguson, a psychology … Continue reading Video Game Addiction


The Tyler Merritt Project on Helping Boys Survive Mistakes



Before he started The Tyler Merritt Project or created his viral video, Before You Call the Cops, Tyler Merritt was a confused, young black boy trying to make sense of all the expectations and stereotypes swirling around him. “I wish somebody had really sat down with me as a young person and simply said, ‘Hey, … Continue reading The Tyler Merritt Project on Helping Boys Survive Mistakes


Another View of Wilderness Therapy



Is wilderness therapy a good choice for troubled boys?  For boys who are self-harming, self-medicating with alcohol or drugs, or in trouble with the law? Is wilderness therapy the solution for families who have tried everything and are desperate to help their sons? It can be, says Jane (name changed at her request, to protect … Continue reading Another View of Wilderness Therapy


You Can Thrive with Chronic Illness and Special Needs



Yes, you can thrive with chronic illness and special needs. In fact, you can create a Very Happy Story no matter what challenges you’re dealing with on the home front. Liza Blas, a mom of two, created the Very Happy Stories podcast and blog after realizing that her overwhelm was overwhelming her family. She also … Continue reading You Can Thrive with Chronic Illness and Special Needs


Dr. Michele Borba Knows How to Help Boys Thrive



Dr. Michele Borba knows how to help boys thrive. She’s a “boy mom” — a mother of 3 grown sons, educational psychologist, and the author of Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine. Many boys are stressed but don’t tell their parents because “they don’t want to hurt us,” Dr. Borba … Continue reading Dr. Michele Borba Knows How to Help Boys Thrive


The First-Time Mom’s Guide to Raising Boys



Ever wished you had a guide to raising boys? A manual you can consult when your tween son confuses and frustrates you? Now, one exists — and it’s Jen’s first book! The First-Time Mom’s Guide to Raising Boys: A Practical Guide to Your Son’s Formative Years, by Jennifer L.W. Fink, was released on July 6, … Continue reading The First-Time Mom’s Guide to Raising Boys


K’Bro App Helps Boys Develop Emotional Resiliency



Can the K’Bro app help boys develop emotional resiliency? Yes, says K’Bro founder Patrina Mack, a mother of a son who was inspired by her son’s school-inflicted emotional challenges. Importantly, she says, K’Bro is a boy-friendly, science-based support system that kids can use independently to cope with life’s challenges. We’ve all heard the stats regarding … Continue reading K’Bro App Helps Boys Develop Emotional Resiliency


Richard Louv on Animals, Nature & Boys



Humans are hard-wired to connect with other species, says Richard Louv, author of Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives — and Save Theirs and Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder. The loneliness that so many of us (& our boys) are feeling right due is … Continue reading Richard Louv on Animals, Nature & Boys


Boys & Anxiety (w Dr. Mary Wilde)



How much do you know about boys & anxiety? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 7% of American children between ages 3-17 have a diagnosed anxiety disorder. Likely, the actual prevalence of anxiety is significantly higher, because many kids — especially boys — are undiagnosed. What looks like anger, opposition … Continue reading Boys & Anxiety (w Dr. Mary Wilde)