Tag: childhood

The Mask You Live In – Something terribly destructive that we demand of boys all the time

Gender development is one of my primary foci within the field of Child and Adolescent Psychology, and this video from The Representation Project vividly portrays one of the most destructive demands that we place on young boys—”Be a man!” The Mask You Live In – Be a Man! There are wonderful pieces of wisdom from …

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Drill Sergeant surprised by a boy’s response about fatherhood

A friend of mine recently sent me a link to this video clip of a Drill Sergeant coming down hard on a preteen boy for his bad behaviour (taken from the Jenny Jones show, Bootcamp my Preteen episode). The boy’s response caught him off-guard, but should serve as a reminder to us of the different …

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A little piece of my childhood is going away

I read an article yesterday that was somewhat bittersweet to me, for it reminded me of a truly joyful part of my childhood, but also mentioned that it will no longer be produced. Considering the internet was not really an option for most people when I was a kid, and seeing as I was really …

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