The community of Bayou Village School and beyond was so fortunate to hear Janet Allison's lecture Boys Alive! a few weeks ago on our campus. This is the second year in a row that Janet has visited Bayou Village and we couldn't be more honored.
Organized by the Education Committee from the Parent Teacher Community Council, many of us were excited to hear Janet's lecture for the first time. It came recommended by multiple parents who attended last year and said "I wish I had heard this lecture before my son was born." And wow, was it worth it.
For those of us with or without boys, we each took something away. We are, after all, surrounded by boys (men) and what applies to boys also applies to men! Mother's gained clarity on their boys behavior - they are wired this way. Let them compete. Let them wrestle! This is a natural and normal activity that boys (must) do.
From the Boys Alive! website:
Boys Alive! advocates for boys by educating and motivating the parents and teachers that love them. We start by celebrating what is working. Then we change what isn’t working.
We know you want to be a great parent.
We know it’s easy to get overwhelmed in the day-to-day.
We’re here to remind you to relax and enjoy being a parent.
Are you teaching? We’re here to remind you to relax and enjoy that, too!
Boys Alive! gives you the information, strategies, and support to help you foster a deeper connection with your son (and all the boys and men in your life).
One of the best quotes to come out of the day was "Remember, we are not raising boys, we are raising men." Janet has authored a wonderful guide that we recommend as well as a CD. Learn more from Janet by visiting her website at www.boysalive.com
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