Boys, Boys, Boys!

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I can honestly say the thing I am most proud of accomplishing in my life (and it’s still a “work in progress”) is how we raised our 2 boys and it is evident today in the young men they have each become. I couldn’t be prouder. I like to say to people “you know how I know we have good kids?…  Other people tell us ALL THE TIME!”

Raising boys has always been challenging but I think our boys, in this generation, kids of Gen X’ers (maybe?) have had to deal with a rising tide of things going against them, fueled by social justice warriors and third-wave feminism, that when I came upon this video, it really hit home.

There is a wonderful documentary (and book) called Raising Cain by Dr. Michael Thompson, which does an incredible job of identifying the unique challenges and hurdles faced by boys today in our society. The documentary is a couple hours long, although well worth it. The video posted here, narrated by Christina Hoff Sommers of the American Enterprise Institute, does a great job of laying it all out in just over 5 minutes. Let me know what you think!

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