I wasn’t going to breastfeed. I wasn’t sure it was for me. So when I learned that the birth center where I was planning to have my son required breastfeeding, I felt a familiar, “No one can tell me what to do” rise up within me.Continue
The question sent in for today was specifically about how to help our boys navigate “locker room talk” so that they don’t become a victim of some kind by not participating, but can handle those situations they may find themselves in. The topic of respect is at the forefront once again – respecting our children and holding boundaries so they learn what that feels and looks like.Continue
I’m excited to welcome Nathan McTague back as we discuss some questions that listeners sent in. We heard from many of you that you enjoyed our discussion about raising emotionally-healthy boys, and we hope you enjoy the Q&A as well. We’ll be spending the next three episodes on listener questions.
In this episode, we start with early life and the developmental process that happens, and weaving in empathy and connection as our children grow into adults.
Question: Why can’t my kid just wipe?Continue
Greetings from Florida! I hope this note finds you doing well. This month, we’re sharing stories of encouragement (the effortContinue
We’re back again this week with Nathan McTague to continue our discussion on raising emotionally-healthy boys. In this episode, we talk about how to support our children when they are angry or upset.Continue
As the requirements for our children in traditional schools become longer, including mandates for the number of minutes each subject must be taught, schools are eliminating recess, physical education, and play-based learning. There simply isn’t time for movement because it is considered unimportant in our head-centric education. But this disconnect is hurting our children.Continue
How can we best support our boys when they are young and as they grow into men? There are many cultural messages for boys around feelings, so how do we navigate that territory? How do we stay respectful of our boys’ biology and neurobiology? We want to make sure we are creating the space for their emotions and really respecting that they’re different than we are as women and moms.
In this episode, Rebecca talks with Nathan McTague of The Center for Emotional Education. They discuss how emotion is actually processed in the brain, the real needs of children who are experiencing intense feelings, and how testosterone causes all kinds of “wonkiness” for teenage boys.Continue
They were up on the ropes course at MOSI. My son was about 9 years-old at the time and he was fearlessly navigating the twists and turns and the narrow spots with ease about 30 feet off the ground. I was down on the ground observing, seriously in awe of his fearlessness and skill.Continue
Boys. Whether you’re expecting a boy or already have one in your family, we want to do our best to raise them to be emotionally healthy members of our families and then their own families one day. But how do we do raise emotionally healthy boys?Continue
Your child is having an experience, and it’s different than your experience. It seems like such an obvious statement andContinue