ON BOYS Podcast
By Janet Allison, Jennifer LW Fink
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Ever wonder why do boys DO that? Join co-hosts Jennifer L.W. Fink, mom of four boys, and Janet Allison, parenting coach & educator, as they explore and explain boy behavior. Their weekly conversations include a healthy dose of humor & insight, and feature take-away tips you can use right now, at home or in the classroom, to help boys grow into healthy, happy men. Whether your boys are teens or toddlers, you’ll find a big dose of support, encouragement and camaraderie at On Boys.
||Clean130: Homework re-run - ON BOYS Podcast||HOMEWORK can bring out the worst in us...and our kids. We wonder if we should force them to do it (again) or if we can just stop having them do it all together because the conflict is too great. Is it really important?||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean129 Grief with Tom Golden - ON BOYS Podcast||One of our jobs, as parents and educators of boys, is to help them learn how to deal with tough emotions -- including grief. As much as we want to, we can't protect our boys from hurt. Loved ones die. Parents divorce Friends move.||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean128: 21st Century Sex Ed with Jo Langford - ON BOYS Podcast||The standard "birds and bees" sex talk doesn't work any more. (If it ever really did!) - Today, parents have to address pornography, homosexuality, gender and consent. If you feel nervous tackling those topics, don't worry. You're not alone. -||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean127: Help! My Son Has a Girlfriend! (Listener Q & A) - ON BOYS Podcast||"My son just turned 14 & his girlfriend is 13, and he doesn't understand why I won't leave them alone in my house. Am I being over protective of BOTH of them? I feel a duty of care to his girlfriend. I know how easily things can turn from innocent t.||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean126: Helping Teachers Understand Boys - ON BOYS Podcast||A listener asked us, "How do you gently encourage/educate your boy's teacher on what boys need and how to help them, rather than shame them, when they have gone into anger?" - The short answer: It ain't easy, but it's so, so worth it! -||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean125: Anxiety & Depression in Boys - ON BOYS Podcast||- 1 in 2 children will develop a mood or behavioral disorder or substance addiction by age 18. - We parents like to think that if we "do everything right," our kids will be mentally and physically healthy with nary a care in the world.||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean124: How to Help Your Boys Have a Great School Year - ON BOYS Podcast||It's back to school time! - But despite the smiley faces pictured in many back-to-school ads, the start of a new academic year doesn't exactly generate feelings of enthusiasm and excitement in many boys (or their parents). - For many families,||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean123: The Good News About Bad Behavior with Katherine Reynolds Lewis - ON BOYS Podcast||- If your kids always do what they're told, consistently treat others with kindness and never over-react to unintended slights, you can skip this episode. - If not -- WELCOME! Your child is 100% normal,||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean122: Co-Parenting with Brandie Weikle - ON BOYS Podcast||Co-Parenting - Divorced or Married||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean121: Sibling Stress: How to Handle Bickering, Fighting & More - ON BOYS Podcast||If you have more than one child, you have sibling stress. - Bickering! Fighting! Maybe even bullying. - Seeing -- and hearing -- our children torment each other is major source of stress and family conflict. - We wonder, Have I failed?||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean120: Hygiene Help for Tween & Teen Boys - ON BOYS Podcast||Have a boy who hates to shower? - You are not alone! - When a mom recently asked the Building Boys Facebook group, "Anyone else have a teenage boy who hates to shower?" she was quickly inundated with support and sympathy. - Personal hygiene,||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean119 Consent with Mike Domirtz - ON BOYS Podcast||Kids want the skill set to empower them to make the right choices. -- Mike Domritz, founder of The Date Safe Project & father of 4 boys Talking to boys about consent is a must. It's also incredibly challenging and a bit intimidating.||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean118: Business Tips from a 12-Year-Old Entrepreneur - ON BOYS Podcast||Boys can learn a lot by starting and running a business. - Jen's youngest son, Sam, bought his older brother's lawn business two years ago, when the older brother moved to Tennessee (where he has since started another lawn care service). -||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean117: Summer Jobs - ON BOYS Podcast||Does your son have a summer job? - Most boys don't. - In 1978, 60% of teens had summer jobs; today, that number hovers between 35 and 40%. - Boys today are more likely to spend their days playing sports,||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean116: Why Risk Is Important for Boys - ON BOYS Podcast||How comfortable are you with risk? Do you respond with fear or encouragement when your son wants to try something new? How about when you find him climbing atop your tree house? Or doing flips off a public staircase? -||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean115: The Boy Crisis with Warren Farrell - ON BOYS Podcast||Your son is not the only one struggling. According to Dr. Warren Farrell -- and a slew of research -- boys in 63 of the largest developed nations are faring worse than girls. They're doing worse academically. They're falling behind in the workplace.||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean114: Sleepovers, Camp, and Separation Anxiety - ON BOYS Podcast||'Tis the season for sleepaway camp and summer sleepovers! - For some parents and kids, though, the prospect of a night away from home is scary. There are so many ‘what-if’s' that could happen: what if they’re cold? what if they get homesick?||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean113: Lying, Risk, & How to Advocate for Boys (Listener Q&A, Part 2) - ON BOYS Podcast||Welcome to Part 2 of our first Listener Q & A! - This week, Jen & Janet tackle 3 more questions: "What strategies do you use to deal with a sudden increase in lying in pre-teen boys?" "What's the best way to allow young boys to be adventurous/...||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean112: Potty Talk, Vaping & School (Listener Q&A, Part 1) - ON BOYS Podcast||When we put out a call for listener questions, you sent us some doozies! - In this, our first-ever Listener Q & A (Part 1), we tackle three of your questions: "I just finished listening to the podcast episode with Amy Lang.||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean111: Self-Esteem and Boys - ON BOYS Podcast||According to the Oxford Living Dictionaries, self-esteem is "confidence in one's own worth or abilities; self-respect." That's something we want for our kids. We're not talking about participation trophies simply for showing up; we're talking about a t.||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean110: Talk to Boys about Sex with Amy Lang - ON BOYS Podcast||Amy Lang is a sex educator -- and the mom of a teenage boy who is utterly mortified by his mom's career. If anyone understands just how awkward talking about sex with your son can be -- and how important it is to push through despite your the discomfor.||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean109: Gun Play and Boys - ON BOYS Podcast||Is Gun Play Really Okay? - A generation ago, gun play was an acceptable part of childhood. Parents gave their kids toy guns as gifts -- yes, even Red Ryder BB guns! (and yes, that's A Christmas Story reference) -- and boys regularly played Cops and Ro.||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean108: Video games and Boys (with special guest Greg Wondra) - ON BOYS Podcast||Why do boys spend so many hours playing videogames? And how worried should we be about the hours they spend gaming? - To get some answers, we turned to a true expert: Greg Wondra, a former boy & current parent who also happens to be video game design||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean107: Video Game Design – A Career for Boys - ON BOYS Podcast||Can your video game-loving boy turn his passion into a career? Perhaps, says our special guest, Greg Wondra. Greg is a veteran game designer who worked on the MLB 2K series, Wizard 101, Lost Planet 3, and Monkeyquest,||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean106: Screens and Boys - ON BOYS Podcast||How many hours per week do your boys spend in front of a screen? - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children ages 6-10 now spend 6 hours per day using screens as entertainment. That figure doesn't count time spent learning ..||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean105: Masculinity in the Age of #MeToo - ON BOYS Podcast||What is masculinity? It's a question that's not easy to answer. But it's an important one for parents and educators of boys to tackle because the primary question for all boys, is "What is it to be a man?" In this episode, Jen & Janet discuss: -||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean104: Anger and Boys - ON BOYS Podcast||"By age 9, the default emotion for most boys is anger." -- Michael Gurian It's easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless in the face of a boy's anger, whether you've got a toddler throwing a temper tantrum or a teenager on a rampage.||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean103: Sports and Boys Who Don’t Like Them - ON BOYS Podcast||Sports are a HUGE part of boy world -- and that's a problem for boys who aren't interested in or don't particularly enjoy athletics. In this episode, Jen & Janet discuss: Why it's so important for parents to separate their athletic ambitions from...||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean102: Disappointments and Helping Boys Deal with Them - ON BOYS Podcast||Sam had high hopes for this 12th birthday. But things didn’t go as planned. Instead of a day of adventure and independence, Sam’s had an encounter with a cop and learned he must wait another four years to ride his ATV independently on the trails. -||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean101: Homework and Boys - ON BOYS Podcast||Few things cause boys (and their families) as much stress as HOMEWORK. In many cases, homework battles turn into outright power struggles -- with no winners. In this episode, Jen & Janet discuss: Why boys struggle with homework||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean100: Introducing Co-Hosts Janet and Jen - ON BOYS Podcast||What do you get when you combine a former educator/family coach with a writer/mom of 4 boys? A podcast that's all about parenting, teaching and reaching tomorrow's men! - In this episode, you'll meet your co-hosts, Janet Allison and Jennifer L.W.||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Valuable information that every parent should have - whether you have boys or girls. Found myself using tips and strategies right away. I totally look at my boys in a new light. I get him now and I'm able to help him understand himself, too. I was 'that boy.'
Valuable information, tips and techniques on raising boys
Love the wide variety of topics and the great advice on growing boys. I find much of it is equally valuable for girls too! Thank you for helping raise strong, positive kids!
Great Real-Life Advice
My son is 22, and I so wish I had had this podcast to guide me, as a parent, when he was younger! (The fact that I listen now, anyway, shows just how great it is -- entertaining, too!) Smart, honest, informative, great guests. Such valuable info. Highly recommend!