Why boys’ literacy lags behind girls’, and how to bridge the gap

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“Boys need positive role models for reading. Countless studies show the positive impact of male mentorship. Dads, grandpas, uncles and older brothers can have a huge impact on boys by reading with them. Through positive examples, they’ll see that being a man and being an active reader are not incompatible.” Read the full article at: https://byrslf.co/thoughts-on-the-vegas-shooting-14af397cee2c

75-year Study Reveals the Key to Men’s Health and Happiness

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The Harvard study reveals what many of us have suspected for quite some time: the quality and depth of mens’ relationships is the best predictor of their fulfillment in life and long-term health. With only a few weeks left to register for the Healthy Men and Boys Summit, this study’s findings provide new urgency as we prepare to explore: 1) How do we help boys make healthy connections throughout their lives? 2) Are we teaching boys–and men–the skills to process stress and emotions, making themselves available for deep connection to others? Read the full Inc. article at https://www.inc.com/melanie-curtin/want-a-life-of-fulfillment-a-75-year-harvard-study-says-to-prioritize-this-one-t.html

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