Raising Boys provides Australian parents with information, tips and tricks to raising confident, happy young men. It focuses on each stage of a boy’s development, discussing the issues that matter most to your sons, including relationships and education. Raising Boys is also a forum for parents to chat to others about how to tackle issues which arise in the everyday lives of growing boys.
Parents of teenage boys across WA anguished at the news this week of eight suspected teen suicides in recent months across the Rockingham and Harvey regions. Talking and reporting about suicide has historically been a taboo subject – best not to talk about in case it “puts thoughts into people’s heads”. But, as researchers continue to try to answer some difficult questions related to why teens choose to attempt/complete suicide, the focus has turned to reporting ethically and appropriately on the highly emotive subject. The cluster of suspected suicides in Perth’s southern region included three male friends who died within three weeks of one another, one attending his friend’s funeral before taking his own life. While distraught parents, friends and Click here to continue reading.