Posts Tagged ‘boys’

Small isolated fragmented communities not viable Comments 0

Thursday, February 28th, 2019
suicide Image: RNZ

New Zealand could tackle its youth suicide rate by discouraging unsustainable and isolated communities, a controversial Canadian psychologist says. Dr Jordan Peterson, a clinical behavioural psychologist currently on a talking tour in New Zealand, has drawn protests over his criticism of the #MeToo movement and his huge online following of disaffected young men. “If you’re Read more

Oppressed teenage boys unlikely to show respect to others Comments 0

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

I went for a run in the Domain – well a schlep, really. Yes, I know, exercise is vile but turns out to be less vile than taking antidepressants. Anyway on this particular day I found myself in the midst of hundreds of teenage boys in matching kit being made to run around, disconsolately. It Read more

Boys’ addictions — porn, video games, ritalin Comments 0

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

In the UK today, a young person is more likely to have a television in their bedroom than a father in their house by the end of their childhood. And even if fathers are around, their sons don’t engage with them much: boys spend 44 hours in front of a TV, smartphone or computer screen Read more