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Student Well-being | Raising Boys

Student Well-being | Raising Boys

Student Well-being | Raising Boys

18th April 2023

Many Parents will attest to the fact that most boys are active, loud, rambunctious and prone to rough play, but this should not affect how a parent acts towards their son. Be careful not to pigeonhole your son into sex-specific behaviours or gender roles. The male brain is distinctly different in its development. A boy's physical maturity is often at odds with his mental and brain development. 

Societal beliefs about how to raise boys can sometimes influence their adult carers. Although we are not determined by our biology, it is a factor. It is important to support boys in their natural tendencies and nurture their strengths and abilities. Teach them the skills they need for their future and to develop a healthy identity. It is important for boys to have a role model they can connect with and acknowledge who they are. One of the most important determinants for a boy's development is how secure they feel growing up. 

In this edition of SchoolTV, adult carers will gain a better understanding of some of the more complex issues relating to raising boys. 

We hope you take the time to reflect on the information offered in this edition of SchoolTV, and we always welcome your feedback. If you have any concerns about your child, please contact the school counsellor for further information or seek medical or professional help. 

Watch Raising Boys edition of SchoolTV HERE

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Acknowledgement of Country Acknowledgement of Country

The Ignatius Park College Community would like to humbly acknowledge the Wulgurukaba peoples on whose land our College is located, as well as the Bindal peoples on whose land many of us live and travel across daily. We respectfully thank the elders of this traditional land both past and present for guiding us through the journey of time to where we are today.