"I'm currently one of 12 men out of 100 students training to become a Primary School Teacher in New Zealand (Elementary School in USA) and about 20 years older than the other students. It gets pretty tiring working with teenagers who think they…"
"Hi, Cullen. The Guys Read website is at http://guysread.com/ - it was started by Jon Scieszka, and we just run a lonely little outpost. It is after school, and the boys sign up. They pester me if we can't meet at our usual…"
"I am a middle school history teacher but my first year teaching was in a 3rd grade classroom. My kids were SHOCKED that some guy was their teacher. I agree Cullen I missed interaction with other guys and since moving into my true field three years…"
"I've been there! I do think the novelty of being one of the few male teachers in my elementary school has made me popular with the students, which helps me run my classroom a little more smoothly. I like your idea of a Guys Read group. As a…"
"That's awesome, Brian. I wish when I was younger my father would have showed me how to do these things rather than saying, "You can help by staying out of my way." Of course the things he did want my help with I had no interest in...…"
"When I was a nipper my father had me out in the shed , he restored vintage Buicks so I would be sanding timber frames or de nailing panels stripping rubber off running boards , there was always a task .
When I was a bit older I wanted a trail…"
"I agree with the perspective that it's not my kids who need to be out more. We, too are an active family. Dare I say most parents these days just aren't and naturally their kids aren't either. Best you can do is try to form…"
"It's strictly a seasonal issue in my house. I am happy to let my boys play video games when it's 10 degrees outside - I'm not taking them outdoors when it's that cold. During the fair weather months, however, they love the…"
"I find that kids who engross themselves with indoor activities have fathers who do not take them outside and play.... or haven't in a long time.
My daughter loves Disney movies, particurally the princesses. She would sit and watch flick after…"
"I take the kids fishing and innertubing in the summer. In the winter we go skating and tobogganing. Outdoor sports are good as well, but that's not going to happen in Georgia.
Funny you should bring this up. The other day I took my younger…"
There are groups on this site for fatherhood, but this one is specific for that special relationship that exists between fathers and sons. Feel free to discuss matters relating to your relationship with your boy, your pop, or a guy who filled either role for you.Enjoy and God bless!See More
Like a lot (a LOT) of kids his age, my seven-year-old son has discovered, and loves, the world of electronic games. His current great interest is Minecraft, previously Angry Birds - all well and good, and I don't mind that he plays stuff as long as it's appropriate, but he'll do it all day if we let him.So I work at getting him outdoors. This has actually been pretty easy to do in general. We camp pretty much year-round (we're in Georgia), he plays soccer, he's in Cub Scouts, we garden, and…See More
"Screech is a "get the job done" kind of booze. Not a high-quality, sip and savour type of booze. It's mainly known for the "screeching in" ceremony.
Newfoundland Screech is used in a non-obligatory ceremony known as…"
"Hi everyone! Looks like its been a while since people have posted! Would anyone be down to grab a beer or coffee and have the first "Toronto AoM gathering" haha.I've been reading this blog for about 3 years, and made an account 1.5…"
"I generally drink beer on its own but I've run into a few interesting beer/booze "cocktails"(?). For example, a shot of Chambord in a pint of stout often winds up tasting like dark chocolate & raspberry cake.
As for jager…"
"Go where the sort of people you want to live with are. Before I got married, I found my roommates through work or, when an undergrad, through student groups I was a part of. Churches can be a good place to look, if you're a…"
"Shy is fine at home. You may need to get a bit of a job face vs home face. That is not to be bossy but if you know that someone is doing something off, help them get back on. That is not looking for people doing it wrong, it is…"
"Don't over-think it, Liam. 16 is no different than 15 or 17. It's not really a big deal. Nobody except child prodigies have much to show for themselves at 16; it's more a question of surviving your teens into adulthood than trying to…"
"I've said this a number of times on this site, other sites, and to kids headed to college. While in college talk to the professors in your major, especially science majors, and see if you can for them in their…"