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Do Schools Create “Problem Boys?”



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Gifted & Twice-Exceptional (2E) Boys



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Middle School: Misunderstood or Magic?



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Needed: Boy-Friendly Schools



.redcircle-link:link { color: #ea404d; text-decoration: none; } .redcircle-link:hover { color: #ea404d; } .redcircle-link:active { color: #ea404d; } .redcircle-link:visited { color: #ea404d; } Powered by RedCircle Most schools today aren’t boy-friendly.  That’s one (big!) reason why boys lag behind girls academically. And why so many boys hate going to school. Tyler, a 16-year-old Texas boy, started … Continue reading Needed: Boy-Friendly Schools


Set Boys Up for School Success



.redcircle-link:link { color: #ea404d; text-decoration: none; } .redcircle-link:hover { color: #ea404d; } .redcircle-link:active { color: #ea404d; } .redcircle-link:visited { color: #ea404d; } Powered by RedCircle How can boys experience school success?  Parents and educators frequently ask, “How do we help boys thrive in school?” A question we rarely ask is, What can boys do to … Continue reading Set Boys Up for School Success


Color Blindness in Boys



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Listener Q & A: Punishment, Teenage Boys, & Letting Go



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Autonomy-Supportive Parenting



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Calm the Chaos: Parenting Challenging Kids



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Phyllis Fagell Discusses Middle School Superpowers



.redcircle-link:link { color: #ea404d; text-decoration: none; } .redcircle-link:hover { color: #ea404d; } .redcircle-link:active { color: #ea404d; } .redcircle-link:visited { color: #ea404d; } Powered by RedCircle Middle school students are “superheroes in the making,” says Phyllis Fagell, a school counselor, mom, and author of Middle School Superpowers: Raising Resilient Tweens in Turbulent Times. If that sounds … Continue reading Phyllis Fagell Discusses Middle School Superpowers