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The Power of Mentors

by Joseph Cohen, President, and co-founder, Empowered Fathers in Action  There was something strange about how Anthony rushed to Bernard’s car that day after leaving the grocery store. “Drive,” shouted Anthony as he jumped in. He slammed the door and looked over his shoulder. “What did you do, Anthony?” asked Bernard. “Robbed the store,” said […]

New Study on Boys and Men Heralds Paradigm Shift

by Joseph Cohen, President, and co-founder, Empowered Fathers in Action.  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 saw his father hitting and pushing his wife.  “Stop hitting […]

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

by Joseph Cohen, President, and co-founder, Empowered Fathers in Action.  Empowered American women have recently been holding their public figures accountable for sexual misconduct. The world has seen the effect of challenging these men.  Questioning their motives. Scrutinizing their intellect. Understanding toxic male behavior is as important as addressing its root cause. Unearthing the root cause […]

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 would result in a formula for choosing love.“We can teach children to choose love,” says Scarlett Lewis. Her six-year-old son, Jesse, was killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting.  Research shows that [...]

How does 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 see girls have made indisputable strides during the past few decades. One of the main reasons for their progress is because of their emotional intelligence. Girls develop emotional intelligence during their early socialization process. But [...]

How do we handle the boy crisis?

by Joseph Cohen, President and co-founder, Empowered Fathers in Action (EFA) Foundation It is hard to turn away from the disturbing statements of experts. It is even harder when those statements are woven so convincingly into exhaustive research. The facts and those opinions are heralding a crisis. Consider the statement made by Randolph Nesse. He [...]

Why is there a “boy crisis?”

by Joseph Cohen, President and co-founder, Empowered Fathers in Action (EFA) Foundation Why would the Chair of the Commission to Create a White House Council on Boys and Men, a Ph.D. who has written books published in 17 languages including two award-winning international bestsellers, declare a “boy crisis?” Why is ADHD in boys on the [...]

What Makes Dad Indispensable?

by Joseph Cohen, President and co-founder, Empowered Fathers in Action (EFA) Foundation Outspoken women from the entertainment industry to the corporate world during the past few generations have become influential. Their success has been a catalyst for a shift in conventional parenting roles. As a result, more women are having children outside of marriage and [...]

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 are in bullying incidents and low self-esteem. In increasing rates of teenage suicide.  And in the disturbingly frequent school shootings. These “red flags” call attention to one aspect of parenting getting too little attention. The relationship between fathers and sons. The [...]