May 31, 2005

Men's Fears Around Mentoring Boys

Man-Making: Men Helping Boys on their Journey to Manhood

Why Men Don't Mentor Boys

     In this PDF article I've detailed some of the significant personal and societal barriers to man-making I uncovered in my research. I've described just a few of the many challenges men will have to overcome on THEIR journey to manhood if they are going to successfully mentor boys. You may be surprised to find yourself described in this document.

May 24, 2005

A GREAT Boys/Men Conference

Boys to Men 2005

Someday I'll keynote this conference. I think they are pioneers in this work and have created one of the best gatherings on this topic. Even the design of this meeting includes time for "fun." They say, "Mixed with the keynotes and discussion groups are more than 40 workshops. While some of those workshops deal with such issues of parenting, dating, depression, or bullying, many others are designed to allow boys and men to just have fun. Want to learn to fix a bike, or try your hand at fly tying? Want to do some acting, cartooning, hip-hop, or rap? At Boys to Men, there are all sorts of options for boys and men to do things they enjoy, and hopefully, even try some things that are new.

The Governor of Maine says, "Boys to Men represents how a community can carry new lessons and strong values into the hearts of communities and the individuals who live there."

If you're among the super-motivated in this work, consider using this Boys to Men gathering as a model of a way to raise a ton of consciousness, teach important lessons, help men remember the transformational power in a simple connection to a boy, and change lives in real time.

May 9, 2005


Man-Making: Men Helping Boys on their Journey to Manhood

I think I've finally landed on a title that says exactly what this book is about. I'd be very interested in your opinion. Leave a comment here or visit the new, upgraded, easier to navigate website and leave a message there.


May 3, 2005

Rough & Tumble Play???

Boys wil be boys!?: This site is very helpful in learning the difference between play fighting, 'rough and tumble play,' emotional conflict, and the aggression in bullying.