The Boy Game – Bullies, Victims and Bystanders
Aug01

The Boy Game – Bullies, Victims and Bystanders

by Boysen Hodgson Deirdre Fishel, the producer / director for “The Boy Game” contacted me through the MKP Facebook page about this project. It’s a powerful and interactive look at the complexity of bullying, from multiple perspectives. From the project web site: The culture of toughness promoted in the media, by many coaches and even by some parents, equates masculinity with being silent and tough. Any other emotions...

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For Julian – 20 Things I Wish I’d Known at Age Sixteen
Jun12

For Julian – 20 Things I Wish I’d Known at Age Sixteen

As Father’s Day approaches, those of us who are fathers may remember advice we gave as a parent. All of us may remember what advice we got from our own dads. Some of us may also recall pieces of advice we wish we’d paid more attention to at the time. Dr. Charles Maclean sends us this ‘wisdom list’ that he wishes in retrospect he’d heard and followed some years ago, which he dedicates to a neighbor boy who...

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Teen Rites of Passage Facilitators Weekend
May08

Teen Rites of Passage Facilitators Weekend

Frederick Marx, filmmaker extraordinaire ( Hoop Dreams , Boys to Men ), is a long time leader in the ManKind Project, having staffed 40 New Warrior Training Adventures. He sent out the following exciting news on great work doing real mentoring in a powerful way. Last weekend we had 26 of the leading lights of Teen Rites of Passage work gather in Oakland to share common challenges and victories, and to probe for ways forward as a...

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Who Says Raising Boys is Easier?
May03

Who Says Raising Boys is Easier?

L.Z. Granderson takes on an outdated sexist myth. by Ravenspen “It’s easier to raise boys,” I was told. And for a while I actually believed them. Then I started paying attention.” L.Z. Granderson Granderson begins by pointing out just how skewed our perspectives about and projections on males really are. Almost predictably, the High School dropout rate for boys is higher than girls. Females outgraduate males in...

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Elder Blessing in the Family
Jan03

Elder Blessing in the Family

by Terry Jones When my oldest son reached the age of 18 years, I felt a need to release him. I had been aware only at an intellectual level that I would need to let him go someday. It felt like he was ready not so much to be an adult but rather to be honored as a boy who was ready to consider adulthood. My wife and I planned a ceremony that would bless our son and show our respect for his individuality. On the day of his “blessing...

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Documentary Film-maker Frederick Marx interviewed on ABC Radio Australia
Dec22

Documentary Film-maker Frederick Marx interviewed on ABC Radio Australia

Frederick Marx, widely known for his films “Hoop Dreams“, “Boys become Men?“, and “Journey from Zanskar” was recently a featured guest on “the Spirit of Things” radio program in Australia. You can read the full transcript of the interview on the web site. Frederick shares some great insights about the the work of the ManKind Project in helping men find the skills to live more successful...

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