The four things a boy needs from his mom

Four things a boy needs from his mom

If you’re raising boys, you have an incredible chance to make a difference on this planet because you have the chance to raise the kind of man you…


3 Reasons your kid might be treating you disrespectfully

Three reasons your kid might be treating you disrespectfully

I receive some version of this email or message often… Dear Monica… My son is so rude to me… My daughter is disrespectful… My kids don’t listen… My…


The three Rs for raising emotionally healthy boys

The three Rs for raising emotionally healthy boys

I grew up in the seventies, and from 1977 to 1982, The Incredible Hulk television series ran on CBS. You’d find me glued to the TV each week,…


3 Character qualities that set your kids up for success

3 Character qualities that set your kids up for success

Like most well-intentioned parents, Dave and I have high hopes for our boys.  We want our sons to grow up to be good men, productive, stable, and…


Set healthy boundaries without compromising freedom

​​​​Okay, now I get to talk about something that I love to talk about. Anytime I talk about raising boys, and it's as relevant today as ever, it has…


6 ways to raise boys who feel

Parents, we have a problem. It’s about our sons. My two young boys love to wrestle. They love to play Army, Avengers, and wear superhero costumes.…


4 lessons for my son: Fathering (with brown skin)

Sunday, June 14, I celebrated my son’s first birthday, as well as my fifth anniversary.  As my son awoke on this special day, he crawled to his…