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New Study on Boys and Men Heralds Paradigm Shift

by Joseph Cohen, President, and co-founder, Empowered Fathers in Action and co-author of Write Father, Write Son: A Bond-Building Journey There was something different this time about the shouting coming from the kitchen. Jim had heard his parents argue before, but his mother’s crying frightened him. He ran from his bedroom into the kitchen and […]

Why has the lack of emotional intelligence fostered a toxic masculinity?

by Joseph Cohen, President, and co-founder, Empowered Fathers in Action and co-author of Write Father, Write Son: A Bond-Building Journey In an era when empowered American women have been holding public figures accountable for their sexual misconduct, the world has seen the effect of challenging the judgment of these men, questioning their motives, and scrutinizing […]

Why is Social and Emotional Learning critical?

by Joseph Cohen, President and co-founder, Empowered Fathers in Action (EFA) Foundation It is paradoxical that the tragic 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut would result in the creation of a simple yet profound formula for choosing love. This program, an evidence based Social and Emotional Learning curriculum, seems to be a sustainable [...]

How would emotional intelligence help end the boy crisis?

by Joseph Cohen, President and co-founder, Empowered Fathers in Action (EFA) Foundation You don’t have to be a clinical psychologist to know that one of the main reasons girls have made indisputable strides from the corporate world to the entertainment arena and many sectors in between during the past few decades is because of their […]

How do we handle the boy crisis? – part 2

by Joseph Cohen, President and co-founder, Empowered Fathers in Action (EFA) Foundation It’s hard to turn away when the disturbing statements of experts are woven so convincingly into exhaustive research — facts and opinions heralding a crisis. Take for example the statement made by Randolph Nesse, the Director of the Center for Evolution and Medicine […]

Why is there a “boy crisis?” – part 1

by Joseph Cohen, President and co-founder, Empowered Fathers in Action (EFA) Foundation A discerning father and writer scrutinizing facts typically considers the source before accepting its validity — especially when the information is heralding a crisis of education, mental health, fathering and purpose. Why would the Chair of the Commission to Create a White House […]

What Makes Dad Indispensable?

by Joseph Cohen, President and co-founder, Empowered Fathers in Action (EFA) Foundation The influence of outspoken women from the entertainment industry to the corporate world during the past few generations has been a catalyst for a shift in conventional parenting roles. In an era where it’s common for women to have children outside of marriage […]

What’s the link between the frequency of school shootings and father-son relationships?

by Joseph Cohen, President and co-founder, Empowered Fathers in Action (EFA) Foundation The signs can be seen in bullying incidents and low self-esteem, in increasing rates of teenage suicide and in the disturbingly frequent school shootings. These incidents are all “red flags” that call attention to one aspect of parenting that continues to receive far […]