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Parenting

5 Reasons to Let Your Sensitive Boy Remain Sensitive

A seven-year-old boy sits in my office, fighting back tears. “Move on,” he mutters, over and over again. “What are we moving on from?” The question lifts him out of his negative thought cycle, and he begins to talk. He’s upset about his soccer team. They haven’t won a game all season. He hasn’t scored […]

Parenting

Why I Teach My Boys it’s Okay to Cry

Last year, I watched through the TV screen as the then captain of the Australian cricket team, Michael Clarke, cried openly and publicly over the death of his close friend Phillip Hughes. The surprise at his outpouring of emotion was clearly apparent in the media coverage over the following days, with many columnists celebrating his rawness as a step […]