Introducing: Building Boys Bulletin
information & inspiration for parents & teachers of boys
|Jennifer L.W. Fink||Dec 2, 2019||2|
2019 is almost over.
For some of us, that fact elicits a sigh of relief. Maybe, we think, next year will be easier. For others, the looming end-of-the-year sparks a wave of panic: Presents to buy! Feasts to prepare! A home to deck!
I’m pushing that all aside for the moment to focus on the one still unchecked goal on my goals list:
Yes, this is my 2018 Goals List. And yes, I struggle with procrastination. However, I don’t give up on my goals. My colleague, Janet Allison, and I launched ON BOYS podcast in March 2018. I finished my book proposal — for a book tentatively titled The New Rules of Raising Boys: A 21st Century Guide to Growing Great Men — in June 2019; I’m currently looking for an agent. (Know anyone? I welcome introductions & connections!) Which brings me to #3, the newsletter…
I spend hours each week combing the news and social media for stories, articles and research that relates to parenting and educating boys. I share a lot of that content for free online via BuildingBoys social media channels. (Here’s BuildingBoys FB page, and here’s our Twitter.) But thanks to ever-changing algorithms — and the fact that most of you don’t spend 23 hours a day online — most of you miss most of the content.
Let me tell you a secret: I learn new things about boys every week, and that knowledge helps me be a better parent. I want to share that knowledge with you as well. I want you to have access to the information and inspiration that is helping me raise my boys. So, I’m launching a weekly newsletter.
The Building Boys Bulletin will include:
A round-up of current web articles and research about raising and educating boys
Highlights and commentary on relevant articles
Links to the latest BuildingBoys blog posts and OnBoys podcast episodes, as well as links to additional resources I’ve found helpful
Occasional original content by me, Jennifer L.W. Fink, professional writer and founder of BuildingBoys.net
The newsletter will be free, at first. I want to give you a chance to experience the ease and inspiration you’ll feel when you begin each week equipped with new, up-to-date information about what boys need to thrive. I want you to see the difference this newsletter can make in your daily life and in your interactions with your boys.
I’m excited about this new venture, and I hope you are too.
Here’s to building boys!
Jennifer L.W. Fink