If you are a parent of a boy experiencing difficulties of adjustment you need to begin asking questions, even if it is not always easy to know where to go for the answers.
The Boys Initiative can help. For starters, talk to other parents. You will find that you are not alone. Until you reach out you will not discover that you are not alone and how you can help change the life of your struggling son. When talking with other parents of boys try to identify specific issues of common concern. Discuss those issues with each other and share information about them. Talk about solutions to the problems and strategize about how to bring them to the attention of teachers and administrators. Be organized, focused and persistent.
The Initiative will also do its part to help by providing resources where you can go for answers. That is why the Initiative is sponsoring online forums and other resources to facilitate dialogue, and answers. Visit our Tools for Parents and Teachers page. Visit the Facts and Figures section of our website, under the drop-down menu on our main page. Visit our Blogger, Facebook and Twitter pages and post your questions or your reaction to materials that we and others post. You may also contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions or suggestions for how we can help you and parents like you.
Organizing a group of parents is easier than it might seem. For information on how members of our National Affinity Network and others have organized themselves and influenced decision makers, go to our National Affinity Network page.
Above all else, remember that you are not alone. You just need to start the conversation.