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Is My Son Missing Out Because He Doesn’t Play Sports?

Is My Son Missing Out Because He Doesn’t Play Sports?

I’d just gotten off the phone with the local Y. “Umm, mam? Registration for that closed four months ago.”

I’d missed the boat again. My son will be three-and-a-half in a little over a month, and I’ve already missed out on signing him up to play soccer the first year he’s old enough. Apparently if you want to get in, you have to start the registration process in January. JANUARY. There’s a waiting list for even the 3-year-olds, and the poor gentleman on the phone was nice enough to stifle his laughter as I thought I had even the slimmest chance of getting my son signed up for the sport this late in the game. Read more

7 Signs Your Son May Be a Bully

7 Signs Your Son May Be a Bully

Every school has one. The kid who teases everyone in the classroom. The one who pushes others around — literally and figuratively. The boy who the students say is a bully. We all pray that our son won’t become a victim, but what if your little guy is the one doing the attacking? You may think, “no, not my son,” but it’s possible that love makes you blind to his bad behavior. So how can you tell if he is a bully? We rounded up seven classic signs that your son is the boy all his classmates fear. Read more

10 Tips for Getting Your Son Safely Through the Teen Years

10 Tips for Getting Your Son Safely Through the Teen Years

Sometimes I wonder if I’ll make it through the teenage years with two boys. Calgon, take me away…

Just when you’re thanking your lucky stars that you survived the toddler years, you blink and your active baby boy has become a teenager. As I’m sure other parents would attest, the teenage years make the “terrible twos” look like, well, child’s play.

On almost a daily basis, my girlfriends email me tragic stories of teenage boys doing stupid things, like the Georgia teen who drowned just hours after his high school graduation when his friends tied him to a shopping cart and pushed into a lake as part of a game. Read more