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What is a teachable moment? It's learning through family. That's what Boys Town provides to tens of thousands of children and parents everyday. And that's what we'll focus on here. Stories of those who we've seen succeed, and ideas on how to help bring Teachable Moments to your home and family, too.

 

 

America’s No. 1 War Dadhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/americas-1-war-dad.aspxAmerica’s No. 1 War DadWhen Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, three former Boys Town residents died along with the more than 2,000 other victims of the attack. Over the ensuing war years, Father Flanagan received letters from many of the thousand former Boy...Boys TownSeptember 8th, 2017 <p>When Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, three former Boys Town residents died along with the more than 2,000 other victims of the attack. Over the ensuing war years, Father Flanagan received letters from many of the thousand former Boys Town citizens fighting in Europe and the Pacific. In fact, so many former Boys Town boys named Father Flanagan as their next of kin that the American War Dads Association named him as America’s No. 1 War Dad. Learn more when you watch the video below.</p><div class="videoWrapper"> <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/199382591" width="480" height="270" frameborder="0"> </iframe>  </div>

 

 

Weathering Hurricanes with Kidshttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/weathering-hurricanes-kids.aspxWeathering Hurricanes with KidsHurricane Harvey has barely left the scene, carving a swath of devastation across the Gulf Coast, and now Hurricane Irma — the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded — is headed right for Florida’s east coast.These massive storms can be diffic...September 7th, 2017 Parenting AdviceHurricane Harvey has barely left the scene, carving a swath of devastation across the Gulf Coast, and now Hurricane Irma — the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded — is headed right for Florida’s east coast.These massive storms can be diffic...
The Statue that Never Washttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/statue-never.aspxThe Statue that Never WasIn the early 1960s, Monsignor Nicholas Wegner, Boys Town director at the time, conceived a plan to place a memorial to Father Flanagan on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Monsignor Wegner selected an artist and approved a design, which was tu...September 6th, 2017 Boys TownIn the early 1960s, Monsignor Nicholas Wegner, Boys Town director at the time, conceived a plan to place a memorial to Father Flanagan on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Monsignor Wegner selected an artist and approved a design, which was tu...
Teens are more stressed and anxious, but they don’t know why. Here’s how parents can help.http://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/teens-stressed-anxious-dont-know-heres-parents-can-help.aspxTeens are more stressed and anxious, but they don’t know why. Here’s how parents can help. Article courtesy of The Washington Post. The teenage years can be tough, marked with physical and emotional changes, new choices and responsibilities, and evolving relationships with the pe...September 1st, 2017 Parenting Advice Article courtesy of The Washington Post. The teenage years can be tough, marked with physical and emotional changes, new choices and responsibilities, and evolving relationships with the pe...
Acceptance and Equality Must Be Part of Every Child’s Life Lessonshttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/acceptance-equality-must-part-every-childs-life-lessons.aspxAcceptance and Equality Must Be Part of Every Child’s Life LessonsFather Edward J. Flanagan was far ahead of his time, sometimes dangerously so.When he founded his home for boys (later to become known as Boys Town) 100 years ago in Omaha, Nebraska, he welcomed youngsters of all races, religions and cultural back...August 31st, 2017 Boys TownFather Edward J. Flanagan was far ahead of his time, sometimes dangerously so.When he founded his home for boys (later to become known as Boys Town) 100 years ago in Omaha, Nebraska, he welcomed youngsters of all races, religions and cultural back...
America’s First Boy Bandhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/first-boy-band.aspxAmerica’s First Boy BandFather Edward J. Flanagan loved music. Growing up in Ireland, he would gather with his family in the evenings to sing and play instruments as they sat around their home’s hearth. Father Flanagan also believed that music was a positive hobby and ou...August 29th, 2017 Boys TownFather Edward J. Flanagan loved music. Growing up in Ireland, he would gather with his family in the evenings to sing and play instruments as they sat around their home’s hearth. Father Flanagan also believed that music was a positive hobby and ou...
Boys Town Centennial Celebration Featured on NBC Nightly Newshttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/boys-town-centennial-celebration-featured-nbc-nightly-news.aspxBoys Town Centennial Celebration Featured on NBC Nightly News Video courtesy of NBC Nightly News. Recently, NBC Nightly News sent correspondent Anne Thompson to Omaha to check in on Boys Town as it celebrates its centennial birthday.Check out the video below and...August 25th, 2017 Boys Town Video courtesy of NBC Nightly News. Recently, NBC Nightly News sent correspondent Anne Thompson to Omaha to check in on Boys Town as it celebrates its centennial birthday.Check out the video below and...
3 Tips for Creating a Parenting Plan with your Co-Parenthttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/3-tips-creating-parenting-plan-co-parent.aspx3 Tips for Creating a Parenting Plan with your Co-Parent This article was originally published on momaha.com. Co-parenting can be difficult because you need to remain consistent with addressing behavior, and you might have different expectations than your child’s other par...August 22nd, 2017 Parenting Advice This article was originally published on momaha.com. Co-parenting can be difficult because you need to remain consistent with addressing behavior, and you might have different expectations than your child’s other par...
How Father Flanagan’s Kennedy Book Was Almost Lost to Historyhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/father-flanagans-kennedy-book-almost-lost-history.aspxHow Father Flanagan’s Kennedy Book Was Almost Lost to HistoryPerhaps it was the “luck of the Irish.” Whatever the reason, an extremely important, valuable and rare book was almost lost forever, were it not for the sharp eyes of a Boys Town employee at a library book sale. Father Flanagan’s personally signed...August 17th, 2017 Boys TownPerhaps it was the “luck of the Irish.” Whatever the reason, an extremely important, valuable and rare book was almost lost forever, were it not for the sharp eyes of a Boys Town employee at a library book sale. Father Flanagan’s personally signed...
Six Discussions to Start the School Year Righthttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/six-discussions-start-school-year-right.aspxSix Discussions to Start the School Year RightEvery school year is your child’s opportunity for new success. If your child was less than successful the previous year, the school year ahead offers a clean slate. If they’ve been doing well throughout the years, then the new school year means a ...August 15th, 2017 Parenting AdviceEvery school year is your child’s opportunity for new success. If your child was less than successful the previous year, the school year ahead offers a clean slate. If they’ve been doing well throughout the years, then the new school year means a ...
The Bus That Travels without Movinghttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/bus-travels-without-moving.aspxThe Bus That Travels without MovingThis 1952 Flxible Visicoach transports its passengers back to an era when integrated schools such as Boys Town experienced many difficulties when taking their athletic teams on the road to compete. Now housed permanently in the Boys Town Hall of H...August 11th, 2017 Boys TownThis 1952 Flxible Visicoach transports its passengers back to an era when integrated schools such as Boys Town experienced many difficulties when taking their athletic teams on the road to compete. Now housed permanently in the Boys Town Hall of H...
2 Easy Tips for Raising an Active Childhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/2-easy-tips-raising-active-child.aspx2 Easy Tips for Raising an Active Child This article was originally published on momaha.com. Did you know just one hour a day of activity helps maintain a healthy mind and body?Parents play a key role in their child’s physical fitness. Taking on that role ...August 9th, 2017 Parenting Advice This article was originally published on momaha.com. Did you know just one hour a day of activity helps maintain a healthy mind and body?Parents play a key role in their child’s physical fitness. Taking on that role ...
Vaping and E-cigarettes – A Healthy Alternative to Smoking?http://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/vaping-e-cigarettes-healthy-alternative-smoking.aspxVaping and E-cigarettes – A Healthy Alternative to Smoking?At first blush, it seems like a positive step: A former cigarette smoker switches to vaping, or using an e-cigarette. It seems good because the person is no longer inhaling the smoke from burning tobacco leaves and the associated additives — s...August 3rd, 2017 Parenting AdviceAt first blush, it seems like a positive step: A former cigarette smoker switches to vaping, or using an e-cigarette. It seems good because the person is no longer inhaling the smoke from burning tobacco leaves and the associated additives — s...
Father Flanagan’s Desk: More than Just a Workspacehttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/father-flanagans-desk-just-workspace.aspxFather Flanagan’s Desk: More than Just a WorkspaceCrafted from more than 250,000 pieces of wood from all around the world, this 320-pound intricately inlaid desk tells a story of dedication and perseverance. It was hand-made by 20 boys as a Christmas present for Father Edward J. Flanagan. The des...August 1st, 2017 Boys TownCrafted from more than 250,000 pieces of wood from all around the world, this 320-pound intricately inlaid desk tells a story of dedication and perseverance. It was hand-made by 20 boys as a Christmas present for Father Edward J. Flanagan. The des...
A Road Much Traveledhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/road-much-traveled.aspxA Road Much TraveledThere’s not much left of Birch Drive today — just a few jagged pieces of crumbling concrete. But in its heyday, this tree-lined street was the path to a second chance for homeless young men and boys coming from as far away as Florida and Washingto...July 27th, 2017 Boys TownThere’s not much left of Birch Drive today — just a few jagged pieces of crumbling concrete. But in its heyday, this tree-lined street was the path to a second chance for homeless young men and boys coming from as far away as Florida and Washingto...
Keep Your Kids Healthy this Summerhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/keep-kids-healthy-summer.aspxKeep Your Kids Healthy this SummerIt used to be that summertime was when kids became healthy almost by default. Spending the days bicycling with friends or swimming at the pool helped shed winter pounds and helped kids stay lean. Unfortunately, these days, the lure of video games,...July 25th, 2017 Parenting AdviceIt used to be that summertime was when kids became healthy almost by default. Spending the days bicycling with friends or swimming at the pool helped shed winter pounds and helped kids stay lean. Unfortunately, these days, the lure of video games,...
10 Milestones You Might Not Find in the Child Development Bookshttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/10-milestones-might-find-child-development-books.aspx10 Milestones You Might Not Find in the Child Development BooksSure, learning to read and tie their shoes are great accomplishments for kids, but there are others that every parent truly appreciates once their children have mastered them. Like when they learn to feed themselves or when they discover how to pl...July 21st, 2017 Parenting AdviceSure, learning to read and tie their shoes are great accomplishments for kids, but there are others that every parent truly appreciates once their children have mastered them. Like when they learn to feed themselves or when they discover how to pl...
Four Reasons Why Boys Town Needs to be a Stop on Your Omaha Vacationhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/four-reasons-boys-town-needs-stop-omaha-vacation.aspxFour Reasons Why Boys Town Needs to be a Stop on Your Omaha VacationIf you’re planning a road trip to Omaha, Neb., make sure to mark an afternoon off for Boys Town and let your kids experience what makes Boys Town unique. John Sennert, Boys Town Gift Shop Manager, shares some insights on what ...July 19th, 2017 Boys TownIf you’re planning a road trip to Omaha, Neb., make sure to mark an afternoon off for Boys Town and let your kids experience what makes Boys Town unique. John Sennert, Boys Town Gift Shop Manager, shares some insights on what ...
Boys Town and One of its Oldest Alums Will Turn 100 Togetherhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/boys-town-one-oldest-alums-will-turn-100-together.aspxBoys Town and One of its Oldest Alums Will Turn 100 TogetherIt’s a happy coincidence that Boys Town alum Joe Renteria will be celebrating his 100 th birthday this summer at Boys Town, right in the middle of the Home’s Centennial celebration. Renteria will return to the...July 18th, 2017 Boys TownIt’s a happy coincidence that Boys Town alum Joe Renteria will be celebrating his 100 th birthday this summer at Boys Town, right in the middle of the Home’s Centennial celebration. Renteria will return to the...
Boys Town Partnership with Lincoln Electric Helps Forge Bright Future for Gradshttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/boys-town-partnership-lincoln-electric-helps-forge-bright-future-grads.aspxBoys Town Partnership with Lincoln Electric Helps Forge Bright Future for GradsThanks to Josh Temple — television host, licensed contractor and vocal Boys Town supporter — and his friends at Lincoln Electric, young men and women who are learning to weld at Boys Town’s Career Readiness Center are now usin...July 12th, 2017 Boys TownThanks to Josh Temple — television host, licensed contractor and vocal Boys Town supporter — and his friends at Lincoln Electric, young men and women who are learning to weld at Boys Town’s Career Readiness Center are now usin...
Raising Compassionate Childrenhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/raising-compassionate-children-tips-teaching-children-compassion.aspxRaising Compassionate Children Compassion literally means “to suffer together.” Emotional researchers describe compassion as the feelings and motivation that arise in us when we are confronted by the suffering of others. Most young children have an innate s...July 11th, 2017 Parenting Advice Compassion literally means “to suffer together.” Emotional researchers describe compassion as the feelings and motivation that arise in us when we are confronted by the suffering of others. Most young children have an innate s...
4 Tips To Help Your Teens Make Good Clothing Choices This Summerhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/4-tips-help-teens-make-good-clothing-choices-summer.aspx4 Tips To Help Your Teens Make Good Clothing Choices This Summer This article was originally published on momaha.com. Hot weather is here! It’s time to dress for informal events like camp, ballgames and visits to the pool, as well as more formal occasions like weddings.Parents often cr...July 5th, 2017 Parenting Advice This article was originally published on momaha.com. Hot weather is here! It’s time to dress for informal events like camp, ballgames and visits to the pool, as well as more formal occasions like weddings.Parents often cr...
Boys Town Supporters Are Everywherehttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/boys-town-supporters-everywhere.aspxBoys Town Supporters Are EverywhereWe like to say, “Boys Town kids are everywhere.” And they are. Given a second chance for success, they graduate from Boys Town to become teachers, police officers, congressional interns, social workers and more. At the midpoint of our 100th year, ...June 29th, 2017 Boys TownWe like to say, “Boys Town kids are everywhere.” And they are. Given a second chance for success, they graduate from Boys Town to become teachers, police officers, congressional interns, social workers and more. At the midpoint of our 100th year, ...
Sowing the Seeds of Community Pridehttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/sowing-seeds-community-pride.aspxSowing the Seeds of Community PrideMany boys and girls who come to Boys Town for care and treatment have lost something very important in their lives: a sense of belonging. The problems they’ve experienced have made them feel like they’re no longer part of a family or a communi...June 27th, 2017 Boys TownMany boys and girls who come to Boys Town for care and treatment have lost something very important in their lives: a sense of belonging. The problems they’ve experienced have made them feel like they’re no longer part of a family or a communi...
The Power of Imaginative Playhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/power-imaginative-play.aspxThe Power of Imaginative PlayHave you ever seen a child pick up a stick in the yard and suddenly wield it as a sword to fight off a band of marauding pirates? Or maybe you’ve seen a youngster build a fantastic airplane from nothing more than a boxful of colored plastic buildi...June 22nd, 2017 Parenting AdviceHave you ever seen a child pick up a stick in the yard and suddenly wield it as a sword to fight off a band of marauding pirates? Or maybe you’ve seen a youngster build a fantastic airplane from nothing more than a boxful of colored plastic buildi...
1997 Boys Town Girls Track Team — An Underdog Storyhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/1997-boys-town-girls-track-team-underdog-story.aspx1997 Boys Town Girls Track Team — An Underdog StoryJust two short decades after Boys Town began admitting girls into its program, the school’s girls’ track team achieved one of the greatest underdog victories in Nebraska state high school athletics. Fielding a squad of just four girls, and going u...June 20th, 2017 Boys TownJust two short decades after Boys Town began admitting girls into its program, the school’s girls’ track team achieved one of the greatest underdog victories in Nebraska state high school athletics. Fielding a squad of just four girls, and going u...
Why You Should Take a Back Seat on Your Next Family Outinghttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/take-back-seat-next-family-outing.aspxWhy You Should Take a Back Seat on Your Next Family OutingRaising confident, independent children who can make decisions on their own is one of the most important tasks you have as a parent. Even if your children are still young enough to play dress-up, they need opportunities to begin exploring and exer...June 16th, 2017 Parenting AdviceRaising confident, independent children who can make decisions on their own is one of the most important tasks you have as a parent. Even if your children are still young enough to play dress-up, they need opportunities to begin exploring and exer...
When Children’s Stormy Behavior Threatens, Having a Plan in Place Is a Musthttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/childrens-stormy-behavior-threatens-plan-place-must.aspxWhen Children’s Stormy Behavior Threatens, Having a Plan in Place Is a MustFor people across most of the country, stormy weather is just a fact of life at this time of the year.Thunderstorms, tornadoes, damaging winds, hail, heavy rains and flooding can wreak havoc and dramatically disrupt our daily routines.That’s why w...June 14th, 2017 Parenting AdviceFor people across most of the country, stormy weather is just a fact of life at this time of the year.Thunderstorms, tornadoes, damaging winds, hail, heavy rains and flooding can wreak havoc and dramatically disrupt our daily routines.That’s why w...
The Story Behind “He Ain’t Heavy…”http://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/story-behind-aint-heavy.aspxThe Story Behind “He Ain’t Heavy…” “He ain’t heavy, Father… he’s m’ brother.” Those iconic words have symbolized the spirit of Boys Town for decades. But many people don’t know how it originated.Back in 1918, a boy named Howard Loomis was abandoned by his mother at Father Flanag...June 9th, 2017 Boys Town “He ain’t heavy, Father… he’s m’ brother.” Those iconic words have symbolized the spirit of Boys Town for decades. But many people don’t know how it originated.Back in 1918, a boy named Howard Loomis was abandoned by his mother at Father Flanag...
More Apps Your Kids Should Avoidhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/apps-kids-avoid.aspxMore Apps Your Kids Should AvoidWe’ve written about so-called “dangerous apps” before. (Read about them here and here.) But as with anything internet-related, apps that can be used for bullying, “hooking up” and other illicit purposes co...June 7th, 2017 Parenting AdviceWe’ve written about so-called “dangerous apps” before. (Read about them here and here.) But as with anything internet-related, apps that can be used for bullying, “hooking up” and other illicit purposes co...
‘The Work Continues’ Statue: A New Symbol for a New Erahttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/work-continues-statue-new-symbol-new-era.aspx‘The Work Continues’ Statue: A New Symbol for a New EraToday, as part of our ongoing centennial celebration, Boys Town unveiled a new statue. Though the sculpture may be new, it is inspired by a well-known work of art — which was inspired by the iconic words that have come to symbolize Boys Town: ...June 6th, 2017 Boys TownToday, as part of our ongoing centennial celebration, Boys Town unveiled a new statue. Though the sculpture may be new, it is inspired by a well-known work of art — which was inspired by the iconic words that have come to symbolize Boys Town: ...
Little Known Facts About Boys Townhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/little-known-facts-boys-town.aspxLittle Known Facts About Boys TownMost people know that Father Flanagan started Boys Town in 1917 as a refuge for homeless boys who otherwise would have lived on the streets. Many would have led lives of crime and addiction. But there’s a lot more to the story than that. In fact, ...June 2nd, 2017 Boys TownMost people know that Father Flanagan started Boys Town in 1917 as a refuge for homeless boys who otherwise would have lived on the streets. Many would have led lives of crime and addiction. But there’s a lot more to the story than that. In fact, ...
7 Steps to Help a Child Who Is Cuttinghttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/7-steps-help-child-cutting.aspx7 Steps to Help a Child Who Is Cutting This article was originally published on momaha.com. When a parent discovers their child has been self-harming, their natural response can be panic. Rather than trying to imagine what they are thinking, foc...May 31st, 2017 Parenting Advice This article was originally published on momaha.com. When a parent discovers their child has been self-harming, their natural response can be panic. Rather than trying to imagine what they are thinking, foc...
A Toy by Any Other Name Is Still a Toyhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/toy-name-still-toy.aspxA Toy by Any Other Name Is Still a ToyAre fidget spinners or other toy-like devices helpful in reducing restlessness, inattention and motor spillover behavior in the classroom setting? My answer is unequivocally, NO. Don’t buy in to the hype.Fidget spinners, fidget cubes and small han...May 26th, 2017 Parenting AdviceAre fidget spinners or other toy-like devices helpful in reducing restlessness, inattention and motor spillover behavior in the classroom setting? My answer is unequivocally, NO. Don’t buy in to the hype.Fidget spinners, fidget cubes and small han...
Your Summer Vacation Survival Guidehttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/summer-vacation-survival-guide.aspxYour Summer Vacation Survival Guide We’ve all seen the movie. We all know what can happen when you pack Mom, Dad and the kids into the family car or an airplane to head across the country on vacation. So, how can you make the most of this annual tradition while minimizing the ...May 24th, 2017 Parenting Advice We’ve all seen the movie. We all know what can happen when you pack Mom, Dad and the kids into the family car or an airplane to head across the country on vacation. So, how can you make the most of this annual tradition while minimizing the ...
Graduations Are Grand, But Remember to Celebrate What They Really Meanhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/graduations-grand-remember-celebrate-really-mean.aspxGraduations Are Grand, But Remember to Celebrate What They Really Mean“Keep your eyes on the prize.”It’s a saying that’s been popularized in a number of ways throughout history.There’s a reference to it in the Bible (Phillipians 3:14).It’s been a rallying cry for the Civil Rights movement.An abbreviated version ...May 23rd, 2017 Parenting Advice“Keep your eyes on the prize.”It’s a saying that’s been popularized in a number of ways throughout history.There’s a reference to it in the Bible (Phillipians 3:14).It’s been a rallying cry for the Civil Rights movement.An abbreviated version ...
4 Tips for Supporting a Child with Depressionhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/4-tips-supporting-child-depression.aspx4 Tips for Supporting a Child with Depression This article was originally shared on momaha.com. Depression affects kids in a variety of ways and can be situational or a constant in their life. There are a few things parents can do to help keep depressi...May 18th, 2017 Parenting Advice This article was originally shared on momaha.com. Depression affects kids in a variety of ways and can be situational or a constant in their life. There are a few things parents can do to help keep depressi...
Here’s to the Difference-Makershttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/heres-difference-makers.aspxHere’s to the Difference-MakersBoys Town has always been and will always be a nonprofit organization, which means our existence depends on the generosity and assistance of others. Our supporters include individual donors and corporations around the country who not only help fur...May 16th, 2017 Boys TownBoys Town has always been and will always be a nonprofit organization, which means our existence depends on the generosity and assistance of others. Our supporters include individual donors and corporations around the country who not only help fur...
A Mother’s Love, a Lifetime of Inspirationhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/mothers-love-lifetime-inspiration.aspxA Mother’s Love, a Lifetime of InspirationAs Mother’s Day approaches, greeting card stores are stocking up for shoppers looking for the perfect card to express their feelings about their mothers. My mother is considered the “Hallmark Queen,” a title she earned among our family members for...May 12th, 2017 Parenting AdviceAs Mother’s Day approaches, greeting card stores are stocking up for shoppers looking for the perfect card to express their feelings about their mothers. My mother is considered the “Hallmark Queen,” a title she earned among our family members for...
America’s No. 1 War Fatherhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/americas-1-war-father.aspxAmerica’s No. 1 War FatherWhen Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, three former Boys Town residents died along with the more than 2,000 other victims of the attack. Over the ensuing war years, Father Flanagan received letters from many of the thousand former Boy...May 10th, 2017 Boys TownWhen Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, three former Boys Town residents died along with the more than 2,000 other victims of the attack. Over the ensuing war years, Father Flanagan received letters from many of the thousand former Boy...
Every Child Is a Star Waiting to Shinehttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/every-child-star-waiting-shine.aspxEvery Child Is a Star Waiting to ShineDuring a recent walk across our beautiful campus in the Village of Boys Town, Nebraska, I happened upon a five-point star decal laying on the ground.The star, an emblem of our sports teams, the Boys Town Cowboys, must have been attached to an athl...May 9th, 2017 Boys TownDuring a recent walk across our beautiful campus in the Village of Boys Town, Nebraska, I happened upon a five-point star decal laying on the ground.The star, an emblem of our sports teams, the Boys Town Cowboys, must have been attached to an athl...
We Need to Talk About ‘13 Reasons Why’http://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/need-talk-13-reasons.aspxWe Need to Talk About ‘13 Reasons Why’Netflix has added warning cards before three specific episodes of its hugely popular show “13 Reasons Why.” Based on the equally popular 2007 young-adult novel of the same name, the show focuses on the suicide of a teenage girl named Hannah and th...May 8th, 2017 Parenting AdviceNetflix has added warning cards before three specific episodes of its hugely popular show “13 Reasons Why.” Based on the equally popular 2007 young-adult novel of the same name, the show focuses on the suicide of a teenage girl named Hannah and th...
Boys Town Alumna Returns to Make a Differencehttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/boys-town-alumna-returns-make-difference.aspxBoys Town Alumna Returns to Make a Difference Jennifer Lawrence, a 2006 Boys Town graduate, recently reflected on why she considers Boys Town her home. After serving 10 years in the Navy, Jennifer returned to Boys Town to become a staff member and currently works at our high school. When ...May 5th, 2017 Boys Town Jennifer Lawrence, a 2006 Boys Town graduate, recently reflected on why she considers Boys Town her home. After serving 10 years in the Navy, Jennifer returned to Boys Town to become a staff member and currently works at our high school. When ...
Knowing Where They Came From Can Help Prepare Youth for Where They’re Goinghttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/knowing-came-can-help-prepare-youth-theyre-going.aspxKnowing Where They Came From Can Help Prepare Youth for Where They’re GoingGenealogy – the study of ancestry and family history – can be a fun and interesting pastime for parents and children.Some families may have a tradition of looking through old photo albums or having an older relative share stories of days past duri...May 4th, 2017 Parenting AdviceGenealogy – the study of ancestry and family history – can be a fun and interesting pastime for parents and children.Some families may have a tradition of looking through old photo albums or having an older relative share stories of days past duri...
Monthly Career Days Prepare Teens for Life After Boys Townhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/monthly-career-days-prepare-teens-life-boys-town.aspxMonthly Career Days Prepare Teens for Life After Boys TownPlanning for the future may seem like a far-off task for most teens. Boys Town recognizes the pivotal turning point from adolescence to adulthood and provides the necessary education for youth to succeed in life. As part of an...April 28th, 2017 Boys TownPlanning for the future may seem like a far-off task for most teens. Boys Town recognizes the pivotal turning point from adolescence to adulthood and provides the necessary education for youth to succeed in life. As part of an...
You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answershttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/youve-got-questions-weve-got-answers.aspxYou’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers Each year, the Boys Town National Hotline receives hundreds of thousands of calls and online inquiries regarding a host of issues affecting children, teenagers and parents. We recently talked to Kristen Hallstrom, manager of the Boys Town Natio...April 26th, 2017 Parenting Advice Each year, the Boys Town National Hotline receives hundreds of thousands of calls and online inquiries regarding a host of issues affecting children, teenagers and parents. We recently talked to Kristen Hallstrom, manager of the Boys Town Natio...
Practice and Preparing Your Kids for the Big Game – of Lifehttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/practice-preparing-kids-big-game-life.aspxPractice and Preparing Your Kids for the Big Game – of LifeBoth of my kids played sports in high school. My daughter loved volleyball; my son was into football.Over the four years they played, my daughter set, dug and hit thousands of volleyballs and ran through countless drills in practice. My son threw ...April 24th, 2017 Parenting AdviceBoth of my kids played sports in high school. My daughter loved volleyball; my son was into football.Over the four years they played, my daughter set, dug and hit thousands of volleyballs and ran through countless drills in practice. My son threw ...
Nevada Mother’s Grit and Determination Sets Positive Example for Her Sonshttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/nevada-mothers-grit-determination-sets-positive-example-sons.aspxNevada Mother’s Grit and Determination Sets Positive Example for Her SonsInfidelity, manipulation and verbal abuse had created a toxic home life for Claudia Chavez and her children, so she mustered the courage to seek a new start for herself and her young sons, Adrian and Erick.With no financial support from her estran...April 21st, 2017 Boys TownInfidelity, manipulation and verbal abuse had created a toxic home life for Claudia Chavez and her children, so she mustered the courage to seek a new start for herself and her young sons, Adrian and Erick.With no financial support from her estran...
Boys Town Central Florida Helps Family through Tough Timeshttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/boys-town-central-florida-helps-family-tough-times.aspxBoys Town Central Florida Helps Family through Tough TimesMaxine Nelson had always put family first, so she didn’t think twice when it came to deciding that she and her husband would become the primary caregivers of their 10-year-old great-grandson, Da’Kendrik.Da’Kendrik was nearly alone in the world. Hi...April 19th, 2017 Boys TownMaxine Nelson had always put family first, so she didn’t think twice when it came to deciding that she and her husband would become the primary caregivers of their 10-year-old great-grandson, Da’Kendrik.Da’Kendrik was nearly alone in the world. Hi...
Easter, Passover Highlight the Foundation of Faith All Kids Needhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/easter-passover-highlight-foundation-faith-kids-need.aspxEaster, Passover Highlight the Foundation of Faith All Kids NeedNo time of the year better reflects the work we do to help hurting children and families than Easter and Passover. Both holidays are celebrations of faith, renewal and redemption, which is what our boys and girls experience every day as they move ...April 14th, 2017 Parenting AdviceNo time of the year better reflects the work we do to help hurting children and families than Easter and Passover. Both holidays are celebrations of faith, renewal and redemption, which is what our boys and girls experience every day as they move ...
4 Tips to Help Your Raise Tweenshttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/4-tips-help-raise-tweens.aspx4 Tips to Help Your Raise Tweens This article was originally featured on momaha.com. Parents of middle schoolers often find they’re challenged by kids who are 13 going on 30. These children act like they’re older than they really are and demand the pr...April 12th, 2017 Parenting Advice This article was originally featured on momaha.com. Parents of middle schoolers often find they’re challenged by kids who are 13 going on 30. These children act like they’re older than they really are and demand the pr...