Tag: growing up

Bullying: The Unpleasant Gift that Keeps on Giving

Bullies and their victims are finally getting the attention they deserve—and so are the long-lasting consequences to both victim and perpetrator. Contrary to the popular belief that bullied kids eventually outgrow the psychological and physical pain …

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Killing the Father: The Symbolic Quest of the Son

A man turns into a father all at once—no warning, no preparation, no classes. Many a woman starts turning into a mother in her early childhood. After all, she spends many hours pretending that she’s holding a baby, feeding it, changing its diap…

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More Deadly Differences: Who’s the Weaker Sex?

When we talk about male-female disparities in lifespan, we’re generally referring to the diseases and conditions that kill adult men and women: cancers, heart attacks, diabetes, and so on. If the discussion health disparities between male and female …

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Why Is Sex-Ed in Schools “For Girls Only?”

Forty-nine percent of boys have had sexual intercourse by the time they finish high school. One in four has an STD. Yet sex ed by and large still focuses on the needs of girls. How do we teach in ways that resonate with all students, regardless of thei…

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When Men Suffer from “Women’s Diseases”

Many people know that although breast cancer is generally considered something that affects women, men can—and sometimes do—develop breast cancer too. But breast cancer isn’t the only “women’s disease” that affects men. Here are two more th…

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Lessons To Teach Your Son

When asking myself the lessons a father must teach their son, I had to break this down into two groups.  There are both primary lessons and indirect or secondary lessons that fathers must teach their children. The primary lessons I feel are the most i…

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