Talking with gravityUnderstanding Boys by Tom Harkin
It can be difficult to talk emotionally and with vulnerability, but we shouldn’t let this deter us from creating the space for young people to speak. Listen to Tom Harkin talk about how to give our teenagers the courage to have conversations with depth and gravity.
Quick tips to help your teen open upUnderstanding Boys by Tom Harkin
Our teenagers are often worried about the intensity that will follow if they open up – but given the right environment, they really want to talk – and to be heard.
Why your son needs you to be an “Emotional Role Model”Understanding Boys by Tom Harkin
Our kids will follow our lead when it comes to talking about their emotions. We don’t need to have all the answers but we do need to be gutsy!
Positive Masculinity – the change has begunUnderstanding Boys by Tom Harkin
Our boys need change. In this video, Youth Expert and Positive Masculinity Thought Leader Tom Harkin talks about how we can encourage our boys to feel comfortable to share and show their emotions.
How the #StillABoy campaign is challenging gender stereotypesUnderstanding Boys
My 4-year-old son’s favourite colour is pink. He has more girl-friends than boy-friends. He sometimes asks me to put his hair in a ponytail. He likes pretending he has a baby in his tummy.
Why rites of passage are vital to boysUnderstanding Boys by Dr Arne Rubinstein
A quarter of young Australian males have experienced a mental health disorder in the past 12 months. Dr Arne Rubinstein, expert on adolescent development, explains why he believes rites of passage could be the solution our sons need.
How gender stereotypes can restrict boys’ learningUnderstanding Boys by Meg Adem
Growing research indicates that our gender-based stereotyping can actually restrict our boys’ learning and potential. Should we stop typecasting our kids?
10 awesome YouTube channels for boysUnderstanding Boys by Caroline Kerr
Sick of censoring your son’s internet surfing? Rethink entertainment for boys with mild Minecraft tips, scientific exploration, male bonding, and random fun on YouTube.
This 11-year-old boy is a multi-tasking masterUnderstanding Boys