Save Our Sons’ Emotional Intelligence: What Dads Can Do NOW! By Mark Green and Dr. Saliha Bava (The Good Men Project)
Action items for dads to increase sons' emotional range
We abandon our sons to a cultural narrative that says, "Don't show your emotions or you will be defined as weak." It's time that changed.
Boys Don’t Cry…Or Do They?? By Connie Grier (The Good Men Project)
Ways to engage boys to develop a health range of emotional expression
Boys are healthiest when they can express the full range of emotions, from anger to sadness, and are allowed to be human.
How to Avoid Raising a Bully: 3 Action Items You Can Try Today by Mark Greene (The Good Men Project)
Article on the link between encouraging emotional intelligence and reducing bullying
Our boys are banished to a desert of emotional and physical isolation in the name of toughening them up. THIS is how we create bullies.
How to Build Emotional Intelligence in Your Child by Anna Partridge (Huffington Post)
Accessible strategies to foster emotional intelligence in young children
Building emotional intelligence now will help your child be a good manager, good leader, be able to contribute to a team environment personally and professionally and more importantly have the ability to develop strong, connected relationships now and later in life.
Encouraging Emotional Intelligence in Boys by Jennifer Fink (buildingboys.net)
Article discussing the basics of emotional intelligence and fostering it in boys
Emotional intelligence is correlated with greater personal happiness and career success. Includes 4 tips to help boys develop this trait.
Emotional Portraits Show What Real Men Cry And Real Women Laugh Like by Justina Bakutye (Washington Post)
Photography project contrasting images of men crying and women laughing
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Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest by Andrew Reiner (New York Times)
Article on young men and limits of masculine culture
With so much research showing that young males suffer beneath the gravity of conventional masculinity, why isn’t there more help for them on campus?
Teaching Teenagers to Develop Their Emotional Intelligence by Marc Brackett, Diana Divecha and Robin Stern (Harvard Business Review)
Article discussing business benefits of emotionally intelligent teens
Why Teenage Boys Do Stupid Things by Jessica Firger (CBS News)
News article discussing biological reasons for male teen decision making
There's a reason why young people – particularly teenage boys – engage in risky and reckless behavior
How Young Men Can Deal With The Stresses Of Peer Pressure by Stanley Popovich (The Good Men Project)
Easy suggestions for boys to manage peer pressure
Dealing with peer pressure can very stressful for many younger men, here are some suggestions on how to manage the stresses and anxieties of dealing with peer pressure.
11 Words You Need to Teach Your Son Before He Turns 6 by Joanna Schroeder (The Good Men Project)
Accessible checklist of language tools to help empower young boys
The things we say to our kids help shape their identity. Joanna Schroeder explains how a few key words and phrases can empower our sons.
5 Steps To Nurture Emotional Intelligence in Your Child (Aha! Parenting)
5 easy steps to foster emotional intelligence in children
Peer Pressure: Its Influence on Teens and Decision Making (scholastic.com)
Teen-focused article on the science behind peer pressure
Teens and Decision Making: What Brain Science Reveals (scholastic.com)
Teen-friendly article on brain development and strategies for managing impulses
Peer Pressure (Young Men's Health, Boston Children's Hospital)
Definitions and strategies for coping with peer pressure
Big Boys Do Cry by Ron Huxley, LMFT (El Paso Center for Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities)
Strategies to foster emotional intelligence in young men
10 Tips To Help Your Child With Anger (Aha! Parenting)
Accessible tips to encourage children to process anger in healthy ways