Raising Boys

Don't Limit My Sons' Opportunities Because They're Boys

Jackie Novels | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Parents
Jackie Novels

My little boys absolutely loved the dolls. They put them in and out of the highchairs, fed them, rocked them to sleep in the beds, cuddled them, and took them to bed with them at night. It was a delight for me, as their mum, to see them exhibit care for other 'people' in this way.

A Proud Mother of Boys

Vicki Psarias | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents
Vicki Psarias

My boys don't conform to stereotypes, they have long hair which they both love and don't want to cut, they love bold clothes, are both fiercely bright and fun, funny and thoughtful and love to pick wildflowers and brush my hair (and tell me I'm a princess), as much as they enjoy running outside, kicking balls and climbing trees.

Twins - Together or Apart at School?

Patricia Martin | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Parents
Patricia Martin

As a mother to "identical" twin boys now aged nine I would like to share my knowledge and experience with you, I would like to urge you to do your research, and to become as opinionated as your teachers!

To My Shy Boy: It's Going to Be OK

Rachel Jeffcoat | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents
Rachel Jeffcoat

Little boy, you broke my heart today. We were at your very first classmate birthday party: a bouncy castle in the corner, cake and balloon plates ready on a table, preschooler shrieks echoing bat-like against the walls. You'd been talking about it for weeks. You fidgeted as we put on a shirt and jumper, and zipped ahead of me on your scooter as we walked down to the hall in the sunshine.

10 Things I Want My Sons to Know

Hayley Carter | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Carter

It worries me that boys are told that showing emotion is a weakness. And don't get me started on their notion of invincibility and willingness to jump off sheer cliff faces just for the hell of it. So, with all of this in mind, I've done a lot of thinking about how I can raise my boys to be good men.

What's The Worst That Could Happen?

Katy Wright | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Wright

I then started thinking about all of the things that trouble me about my child, all of the niggling worries that I have about his development, his health and well being. I realised that I'm worrying over absolutely NOTHING. My fears are simply outrageous.

The Crazy Things Kids Say

Vicki Marinker | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

I have two amazing, bright, funny, gorgeous boys,. One is eight and the other is six. Over the years they've said some weird and hilarious things - as I'm sure all kids do. Not being on social media yet, they won't have noticed that I've been documenting all of these conversations...

Positive Reinforcement Of Sibling Kindness

Kerry Gibb | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Gibb

I like to think that I am in control but let's face it, my boys are starting to learn that they outnumber me. There is only so long that I can stand there asserting my authority to two of them before the other two start getting up to mischief to divert my attention.

Dreading the Three 'D's - As a Mother

Janey Jones | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Janey Jones

As I have three sons and yet write for girls, lots of people say - 'How funny!" But having sons doesn't make a girly girl more boyish. However, it has helped me to understand boys more, certainly. My findings on boys are thus: boys act indifferent when they really care a lot.

The Joy of Boys: What to Expect When You're Expecting a Prince

Emma Jenner | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Jenner

Raising a boy has its own particular joys and challenges. Duchess Kate and Prince William have some experience looking after younger brothers James and Prince Harry, but being a parent is entirely new. Here are some of the things that new parents of sons have to look forward to.

Raising Girls: New Feminism, an Army of Aunts and Trusting Ourselves

Louise Pennington | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

I do believe our girls are in crisis, but then I think our boys are still in crisis too; after all, the capitalist-patriarchy is harmful for everyone. It is based on a sex binary that involves a reductive, racist, disablist, and sexist heteronormative construction of humanity.

Hasbro Unveils New Gender-Neutral Oven After Teenager's Petition Against 'Sexist' Packaging

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK

A 13-year-old girl has brought a toy giant to its knees in a battle encompassing play ovens, sexism and kiddies' Christmas lists. McKenna Pope too...

Is The Easy Bake Oven Sexist? Teenager Takes On Toy Manufacturer Hasbro

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK

Tis fast approaching the season for rampant consumerism and the purchase of more dollies and toy cars than one home can possibly have room for. It...