Breaking Masculinity Stereotypes to Raise Emotionally Resilient Boys | October 21, 2021

Critical Topics in Parenting / Thurs, Oct 21, 2021 / 8-9:30 pm EST

Join us Thursday, October 21 at 8 pm ET for the second webinar in this year’s free series, Critical Topics in Parenting, designed to address the most pressing issues facing families and children today. Designed for parents of boys of all ages.

“Be brave!’ “Be a man!” “Big boys don’t cry.” Ever hear these phrases directed toward boys? It’s challenging to raise a boy in a society that promotes a “tough guy” ideal and discourages showing emotions. As new research shows links between traditional masculine traits, depression and substance abuse, it’s more important than ever that we help our boys build strong emotional and mental health to be their genuine selves.

Topics to be addressed include:
  • How can parents build open lines of communication so that their sons feel safe sharing their inner thoughts, fears, and challenges?
  • Given rising levels of anxiety and depression in adolescents, what do boys need to feel supported?
  • What is different today about growing up as a boy? How can we help them design their own masculine identity?

Registration includes access to the live webinar, resources, and audio/video recordings.


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Your Instructor

Andrew Reiner & Oswaldo Montoya
Andrew Reiner & Oswaldo Montoya

Andrew Reiner, author of Better Boys, Better Men: The New Masculinity That Creates Greater Courage and Emotional Resiliency and contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fatherly, and other national publications.

Oswaldo Montoya, PEP Parent Educator and gender advisor with expertise on masculinities and working with men.

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"I liked it! It's not always easy to attend classes in-person, so the online class is very convenient and conducive for both parents to participate."

--Participant, PEP Online


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