At Boys Alive! we believe that by recognizing and understanding the unique needs of boys, which may also include a search for gender identity, we are able to help them grow into confident, caring, capable adults.
We must work together to create a world where boys feel understood; where we create strong, collaborative relationships with them that endure all the phases and stages of growth; and where we can shield them from the more damaging aspects of the “Boy Code.”
When we address the alarming trends and challenges our boys are facing at home and school, we’re also addressing them for boys world-wide.
Boys Alive! offers a variety of services to support care providers and youth development leaders.
You have immediate access to Janet’s wealth of experience. As an educator, parent, and expert on boy-centric development, she has a variety of resources available to you—when you need it, where you need it, and how you need it.
Boys Alive! Blog: Get in-depth insights from Janet on parenthood, education, child development, life, and the hardwired nature of boys.
ON BOYS Podcast: Join Janet and her co-host, Jennifer L. W. Fink, mom of four boys, as they explore and explain boy behavior with each other, and with prominent authors and thought leaders.
Book Recommendations: The number of books out there is overwhelming! These are Janet’s time-tested, handpicked favorites. She has read them, written in them, and trusts them.
Online Webinars & Classes
Learning Labs: These in-depth interactive classes focus on a single topic. It is designed to give you a little theory and a lot of practical take-aways and action strategies.
Webinars: These are invaluable learning opportunities to hone your skills in parenting, relationships, and understanding your son. Increase your learning with the companion e-book.
Untangle Your Parenting: This six-week course includes online meetings so you learn in real time and build community with your fellow students. You’ll receive modules with readings and exercises to increase your learning. Connect with Janet via email as needed during the class. Includes lifetime access to all materials and recordings.
The Solutions Center
With a monthly subscription to The Solutions Center, you’ll have unlimited access to:
Monthly private livestream for members only with Janet
Micro-Courses: Short courses on popular topics including screens, siblings, and chores. Each course includes video, checklists, exercises, and step-by-step action plans.
BOY TALK Expert Interviews and Toolkits: Audio interviews with worldwide parenting experts sharing conversation and advice. A pdf Tool Kit gives you additional resources and ideas for implementation.
Video quick tips, downloadable PDFs and more resources added often.