How Boys Teach Each Other to Be Boys

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Taking cues from family and media, young boys teach their peers how to perform masculinity, to their detriment. Noah Berlatsky interviews Judy Chu, author of When Boys Become Boys about her research into the lives of young boys, the struggle between their need for closeness, and the pressures to abandon close friendships.  https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/06/how-boys-teach-each-other-to-be-boys/372246/

Bias isn’t just a police problem, it’s a preschool problem

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New research from the Yale Child Study Center suggests that many preschool teachers look for disruptive behavior in much the same way: in just one place, waiting for it to appear. Read or listen to the full story NPR here: http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/09/28/495488716/bias-isnt-just-a-police-problem-its-a-preschool-problem?sc=17&f=3&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app

Teaching boys about healthy relationships: ‘They need it from birth’

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“It’s the most important thing in the world to teach young men what a healthy relationship is… As a culture it’s time that we gave our young men permission to be complex, sensitive and happy human beings who transmit positivity and respect to others.”    — Michael Conroy. Read the full article in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2017/feb/20/teaching-boys-about-healthy-relationships-they-need-it-from-birth