About failureUnderstanding Boys by Dr Ray Swann
Even hearing about other peoples’ struggles can help boys to learn!
The power of choice for boysUnderstanding Boys by Dr Ray Swann
The keys to motivation are purpose, mastery and autonomy. Giving boys choice is vital to their success.
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.
Tough conversations with your teenUnderstanding Boys by Tom Harkin
It can be difficult to hear about what your son feels challenged by. Listen to Tom Harkin talk about how to cultivate the courage to ask the tough questions and let our teens know that we are there to see the challenges through with them.
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.
The best way to listen to your sonUnderstanding Boys
Teenage boys aren’t always forthcoming when it comes to personal sharing. So this week, we’re offering a video about listening to your son. Thought leader and expert facilitator Tom Harkin has had a lot of practice creating the right environment to encourage teenage boys to speak up. Try following his tips and you might just […]
Who is Tom Harkin?Understanding Boys by Tom Harkin
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.