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9 ways to help boys form the close friendships they crave


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Boys want to share the full range of their feelings, but many of them consider that too risky, feminine and “touchy feely.” If we give them the means to buck male stereotypes and form the trusting, intimate friendships they crave, they’ll exhibit less risky behavior, have healthier relationships and be more successful. And if we change how they define “a real man,” girls will benefit too. Here are several steps educators and parents can take, using everything from sports to conversation starters.

Read the full article in the Washington Post: 9 ways to help boys form the close friendships they crave

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Phyllis Fagell

Phyllis Fagell is a licensed clinical professional counselor, certified professional school counselor and journalist.

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