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Mentoring boys and young men into effective members of society able to make a deep contribution has always been a key task of every generation. But what happens when the men go missing and boys don’t receive the guidance, love, nurture and support they need?
In this week’s podcast I am spending some time reflecting on a powerful quote I read recently and what it offers us in terms of reaching and mentoring boys. It is also worth listening to in terms of how disempowered many men and fathers are. So many men don’t realise that their failures and pain have as much to teach boys as their triumphs and successes. Continue reading
I can still see him leaning against the wall.
It was late afternoon; the room was emptying. I had just completed a daylong seminar program for young men at an elite private school. We had covered all the big issues; life, sex, relationships, pornography and what it takes to become a fine man in a culture that celebrates the man-boy and elevates the juvenile. Continue reading