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


Rebecca Thompson Hitt

Rebecca is the founder of The Consciously Parenting Project, LLC, and author of 3 books (Consciously Parenting: What it really Takes to Raise Emotionally Healthy Families, Creating Connection: Essential Tools for Growing Families through Conception, Birth and Beyond, and Nurturing Connection: What Parents Need to Know about Emotional Expression and Bonding), numerous classes and recordings, and the former co-host of a radio show, True North Parents.

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