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Getting boys interested in books can be tough - but dads can help. Flickr/Kelly Sikkema

Fathers can make a difference in getting sons to read

Engaging boys in reading can be tough. Many parents find that their boys either aren’t interested in sitting still long enough, or they often perceive reading as a “girl thing”. The consequences of boys…
Increasing boys’ confidence by letting them focus on something they want to do offers a strategy to reengage them with school. Shutterstock

Do boys dislike school? Or just what they’re learning?

Since the 1970s, a panic about “disaffected” boys underachieving in formal schooling has gripped Western society. Despite efforts in Australia like Boys: Getting It Right and the UK Raising Boys Achievement…

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