Podcast Episode #43 – Raising Boys Q&A: Healthy Masculinity

Raising Boys

Q&A: Healthy Masculinity

We start our conversation today by discussing toxic masculinity. This can often refer to a way that we culturally train boys becoming men to relate to others in ways that are not respectful or connecting, and then missing empathy and the ability to manage feelings.

Healthy people are able to connect with themselves and others, to respect themselves and others, and able to be with their own feelings and the feelings of the people in their lives. We want to talk about the ways that we can encourage our children to grow up to be healthy in these ways.

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.



Resources from this Episode

The Center for Emotional Education

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  • Rebecca Thompson Hitt

    Rebecca is passionate about creating safe spaces where learning about oneself in relationship to others can organically happen, both online and in-person. She offers professional trainings, as well as group experiences for individuals, couples, and families looking for personal growth using basic neuroscience, epigenetics, attachment theory, trauma, neurobiology, Polyvagal Theory, and Prenatal and Perinatal Somatic Psychology. Rebecca empowers individuals and families to co-create the connected relationships they desire. She is the author of 4 books and lives in Oaxaca, Mexico with her husband and two young adult sons.

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Rebecca Thompson Hitt

Rebecca is passionate about creating safe spaces where learning about oneself in relationship to others can organically happen, both online and in-person. She offers professional trainings, as well as group experiences for individuals, couples, and families looking for personal growth using basic neuroscience, epigenetics, attachment theory, trauma, neurobiology, Polyvagal Theory, and Prenatal and Perinatal Somatic Psychology. Rebecca empowers individuals and families to co-create the connected relationships they desire. She is the author of 4 books and lives in Oaxaca, Mexico with her husband and two young adult sons.

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