"Agnostic living in a very conservative, Southern Baptist region here. I certainly don't think that I'm anywhere near as put-upon as my gay and black friends. The extent of my concerns involve my son, who I don't want to be…"
"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…"
Hey, guys! I'm Nick. I've been reading AoM for a few years now, and I'm very excited to be diving into the community. I'm heading into my freshman year of college this fall, and if the good Lord is willing and the Creek don't rise, I'll be pursing a Civil Engineering degree. I hope to enjoy some great discussion with you guys and improve as a young man. See More
"Success is completing the mile with the perception that you will complete the many miles to go.
Just keep setting relevant goals and involve the people closest to you. I can relate to the 70 hour weeks, it sounds like you were a champion for your…"
"If you are currently making less than the position would pay for a new hire. It is appropriate to ask for a raise within 90 days. It should not take an employer more than 90 days to determine if you deserve a wages in line with your position."
"Dress nicely, but also have a little fun. That's what will break the ice with people. I can't tell you have many times I've been at a function and someone will approach me and say they love something about what I've chosen to…"