In the wake of Lance Armstrong’s disillusioning admission of having used performance-enhancing drugs, there has been a lot of talk about the impact of role models on our kids, and about what happens when they let us down. For some kids, though, all this talk about role models is nonsense—too sentimental, too childish. I don’t […]
Bullying and Personal Power: Ideas for Parents and Teachers
Boys Who Get Picked Last at Recess Here’s my response to a mom whose 6th grader son keeps getting picked last during recess. Can you believe schools still allow kids to pick their own teams like that, one kid at a time? I know some will say, Hey, it’s recess, we can’t control what the […]
Bullying and the Non-Athletic Boy (interview,The Washington Post) If you’re interested in reading about some of our cultural contributions to the bullying of boys who don’t care for sports, check out my interview by “On Parenting” blog author Janice D’Arcy of the Washington Post.
Raising Kids Who Don’t Want to Be Bullies