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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.

Customer Reviews

My favorite podcast!

I’m a mom of two boys and it isn’t always easy. Janet and Jennifer’s podcast always have the best stories and advice to help me navigate through this wonderful adventure of raising boys . They let you know it’s not always going to be perfect and I’ve applied so much of the advice they give into helping raise my boys . Their podcast are always so relevant and they cover so many of the dilemmas many parents of boys run into. I always look forward to each new episode.

Great Info and Always A Good Laugh

These two ladies give such great prospective. I love their different views as both a mom of boys and an educator. As a mom of two boys I relate to so much that is shared and have grown so much in my understanding of my boys and their interactions in life.

Finding Hope

I am a mom of 3 boys, 16, 10, and 5, so you can imagine the excitement when I found a local speaker and author whom was creating the community of Boys Alive!! I have been listening to Janet on the radio now for about a year and was able to hear her speak live at an event here in my hometown of Portland, OR earlier this year.

Recently I was having a difficult time with my 5 year old boy’s behavior at the end of the school year in pre-school so I reached out to Janet in a desperate search for some answers on why my son was suddenly having such a hard time in school. Not listening to teachers, being aggressive towards friends and being dismissed from his class was what I was being told were the problems with my son. We were even asked to pick our boy up from school one of the days. I was devastated and tearful and questioning myself about where I went wrong in my parenting and what I needed to do to reverse this behavior so it doesn’t devastate him or me as his mother for life.

In talking to Janet she reminded me of a kind of “spring fever” that many kids go through at the end of the year. She reminded me there were transitions and changes often happening at this time of year. For my son it was his last 2 weeks at the preschool he’s been attending for 2 years and he starts kindergarten in the fall at a new school. Saying goodbye to friends and familiar places is hard for him. She assured me that these behaviors were common, especially with boys, and that this too was only a phase, some brief growing pains. She encouraged me to be consistent with my parenting, love unconditionally, and not dwell on the bad behavior. Sure enough it only lasted those 2 weeks then he for the most part returned to his kind loving and energetic self.

I can’t say enough of how thankful I was for Janet’s calm and comforting talk with me as we were going through this. She was right there when I reached out to have a conversation with me as soon as possible. She helped me to be a better mother by understanding what he was going through and why. She gave me practical advice that I was able to implement immediately to help him move through this phase.

Also the podcasts are so relevant to all the things I question and go through with my boys. I love this community. It has kept me a little more sane through these hard parenting years with boys!! I can’t thank you enough for having this resource available for me and others out there in the same boat!! Thank you so much!

ON BOYS Podcast
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  • Category: Kids & Family
  • Language: English

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