Monthly Archives: May 2011

Good Morning All

I am simply too tired to post tonight, so please wait for something interesting on Anger and Sadness, or perhaps The Hero’s Journey later Tuesday Evening! Belinda

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Boys’ coming of age rituals – the essential truths to communicate

I’ve been reading a book called Wild Things : the art of nurturing boys and came across a section on the importance of establishing rites of passage for boys crossing the threshold between childhood and adulthood. It reminded me of … Continue reading

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Reaction Against or Result Of Injustice – (Or Empathizing with Our Sons’ Hidden Needs)

Are Boys Naturally More Aggressive – Part Three In my last post on the topic I asked: What is aggression? Is it really aggression?  And, I suggested that what we call aggressive behaviour might be better described by three distinct, … Continue reading

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Making parenting playful in our house

Here, as promised from a previous post, is the start of a list of things we’ve started doing to make the parenting more playful in our  house. We certainly don’t have a monopoly on fun ideas so feel free to add … Continue reading

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Boys in other cultures

Illness reigns in this household so I will simply leave you with these ponderings. I think I’m getting the feel for the perspective of childhood psychologists I tend to agree with when it comes to analyzing what boys in our culture … Continue reading

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