Topic: Helping our sons find meaning, significance, and direction in their lives.
Issues: Why parents need to provide purpose for boys; brain differences between boys and girls; differences in the ways boys and girls develop purpose; creating rites of passage for boys; how boys are struggling for purpose in schools.
Topic: The changing image and reality of fatherhood in America
Issues: How has popular culture responded to men’s changing roles in society? The problems of language (can fathers “mother” their children?); media portrayals of dads; men taking family leave—and suffering the consequences.