Book of Dares: 100 Ways for Boys to be Kind, Bold, and Brave

Book of DaresSociety is in a moment of great transformation, with much focus on the evolution of masculinity. Parents of boys are confronted with terms like “toxic masculinity” and “male privilege” and the headlines are dominated with stories about men behaving badly. But being a boy is a wonderful thing. To make every boy’s lived experience the best it can be, we have to be intentional about encouraging their authenticity, helping them develop empathy, educating them on healthy relationships, promoting emotional literacy, and supporting social-emotional learning. After 20 years of working with and educating men and boys, we know that healthy manhood is the solution. It’s the antidote for some of the most destructive problems in our society. We’ve turned pillars of healthy manhood into 100 dares that support boys’ authenticity and advance gender equity. Sample dares include:

•  Dare to prove a stereotype wrong
•  Dare to watch a movie about someone who’s different from you
•  Dare to ask a friend to teach you something they’re good at
•  Dare to be a leader

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