boys

Dealing with Gender Disappointment

Perhaps you wanted a boy but you’re having a girl; or maybe you’ve always dreamed of a girl but you’re having a boy… Either way, if your baby is not what you had expected and you’re feeling a little disappointed, you’re not alone. Gender disappointment is surprisingly common and yet is often considered a taboo topic of conversation. » Read more

Boys and Guns: When Boys' Games Get Aggressive

 No matter how they are raised or what situations they are exposed to, young boys seem to have an almost universal interest in gun play. Even boys who grow up in the most anti-gun households – or boys who grow up surrounded by their sisters’ toys – are drawn to shoot-em-up games. » Read more

2009 Gift Guide for Boys

Boys love their toys, and during the holiday season, chances are they’ll be overrun with them. But this year many families are scaling back due to economic circumstances, a desire to keep things simple, or an attempt to stay “green.” Chances are you are looking for something that will be fun and meaningful for more than just a week or two. » Read more

Holiday Gift Guide for Boys Ages 3 to 12

Holiday shopping for the young children on your shopping list can become a challenge when you are trying to find something for the “kid who has everything.” No one wants to spend money on a gift that will be discarded or forgotten soon after the holiday. And behind every young boy on your holiday shopping list, there’s probably a mom saying, “We have too many toys already!” This year, resolve to think creatively about the kids on your gift list. Steer clear of the “it” toys, the ones that everyone wants and is probably already getting. » Read more