Brittany and Heather talk to Janet Allison about the complexities of raising boys. Topics covered include how boys typically express emotion, how to handle their big emotions, and how the pandemic has affected boys specifically. They also discuss addressing privilege with white boys.
Janet also shares about her new project, The Boy Talk Blueprint.
WHO WE TALKED TO
Mom, Educator, Family Coach, Author, Speaker, Co-Host of the ON BOYS Parenting Podcast, “Boys & Anger” Expert, and Boy-Champion. With more than 20 years experience – coaching parents, mentoring teachers, and being the featured parenting expert on both radio and TV, Janet loves empowering parents and teachers with proven tools and strategies to raise boys to be confident, caring and capable men.
You can follow Janet on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. You can also go to Boys Alive for more resources.
WHAT TO LISTEN FOR: Raising boys
- How to handle a silent car ride
- The subtle differences between how males and females communicate
- Empathy and boys
- How to best handle emotional triggers
- When to seek help for something bigger
Things We Mention: Tools for Raising Boys
- Raising Boys by Steve Biddulph
- Loop ear plugs are an absolute must if you are prone to sensory overload
- Birds + Bees + YOUR Kids: A Guide to Sharing Your Beliefs About Sexuality, Love and Relationships by Amy Lang, MA
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