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Welcome to the inaugural issue of the BIG Quarterly Newsletter!

This publication is for you if any part of your job in life is taking care of a boy. If you have a caretaking relationship with a biological, step, foster, or adoptive son, a grandson, a nephew, or any other boy, then this newsletter is right "up your alley". The goal is simple: to provide caretakers of boys with information, tools, and advice on how boys operate, how to connect and stay connected to them, and how to understand and apply current research on boys and gender differences to the lives of boys. The newsletter's aim is to "search the universe" for cutting edge and relevant material and provide it to you so that you will be empowered to manage the ups and downs of caring for boys. Each newsletter will...

"GO GET 'EM, SPORT!": The Importance (and Danger) of Sports in the Lives of Boys

One of my all-time favorite movie scenes is from the original Bad News Bears, when toward the end of the film, the pitching ace of the dreaded and athletically superior Yankee squad is faced with a two-out, bases loaded situation in the late innings of the championship game against the Bears. Besides...

VIDEO GAMES AND THEIR EFFECTS ON BOYS AND YOUNG MEN

A brief review of Chapter Three from Boys Adrift by Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.

One of the first questions I ask pre-teens or adolescents when I first meet them in my office is, "What do you like to do?", "What are you interested in?", or "What are you passionate about?". The answers vary, but nowadays it is so common for boys...