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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.

 

 

Life’s Crazy-Busy, So Let’s ‘T-I-M-E’ the Beastly Family Schedulehttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/lifes-crazy-busy-lets-time-the-beastly-schedule.aspxLife’s Crazy-Busy, So Let’s ‘T-I-M-E’ the Beastly Family Schedule Have you ever heard the saying about how kids spell the word love? If you have, then you know they spell it T I M E. Have you ever heard the saying about how kids spell the word love? If you have, then you know they spell it T I M E.Parenting AdviceJanuary 9, 2018<p>Have you ever heard the saying about how kids spell the word love? If you have, then you know they spell it T I M E.</p><p>As a working parent, you probably know your children's emotional well-being depends on how much you are involved and connected with their lives. You drive them to dance class, coach their Little League teams, attend their band concerts, and shuttle them to school and jobs. And you do all of this while tending to your own never-ending to-do lists, like taking Buddy to the vet, mowing the yard, repairing the car, and caring for loved ones. </p><p>So many activities and commitments can leave everybody in constant motion, running every which way. And when you finally are together, you're rushed, stressed, and don't feel all that connected. How can you take a step back, breathe, and just relax so the time you do have with your kids is truly meaningful?</p><p>Start with better time management. The more you can improve how you manage your family's time, the more you can experience and enjoy quality time together. </p><p>Here are five ways to help you do that: </p><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>Decide your family's top three things. As a family, pick the three things that are most important to all of you. You can help get your schedule under control by keeping track of the big picture.</li><li>Keep an updated master family calendar to remind everyone of the main things and prevent chaos from creeping in. </li><li>Learn to say no. Before taking on another commitment or project, look at your family calendar and decide whether you have the time. If it doesn't fit in your schedule, politely decline—and don't feel guilty. </li><li>Hold regular family meetings at least once a week. Just 15 to 20 minutes a week can help everyone touch base and coordinate calendars to limit confusion and stress.</li><li>Make time to eat together. Family mealtimes are a great opportunity to connect with each other after a long day. Schedule a time when you can sit down face-to-face to eat and relax.</li></ol><p>You are the CEO of your family, and no one loves your kids more than you do. Setting priorities and slowing your pace keeps the "schedule beast" under control, giving you and your kids more quality time to enjoy life and each other. </p>

 

 

Life’s Crazy-Busy, So Let’s ‘T-I-M-E’ the Beastly Family Schedulehttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/lifes-crazy-busy-lets-time-the-beastly-schedule.aspxLife’s Crazy-Busy, So Let’s ‘T-I-M-E’ the Beastly Family Schedule Have you ever heard the saying about how kids spell the word love? If you have, then you know they spell it T I M E. Have you ever heard the saying about how kids spell the word love? If you have, then you know they spell it T I M E.January 9, 2018Parenting AdviceHave you ever heard the saying about how kids spell the word love? If you have, then you know they spell it T I M E.
Adding Fun and Flexibility to Family Routineshttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/adding-fun-and-flexibility-to-family-routines.aspxAdding Fun and Flexibility to Family Routines As any seasoned parent will tell you, routines are awesome—until they’re not. As any seasoned parent will tell you, routines are awesome—until they’re not.January 2, 2018Parenting AdviceAs any seasoned parent will tell you, routines are awesome—until they’re not.
What would you say to someone considering donating to Boys Town?http://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/what-would-you-say-to-someone-considering-donating-to-bt.aspxWhat would you say to someone considering donating to Boys Town? In 2016, Boys Town served more than 10,000 children nationwide—children just like Kelsey, Tanner, Destiny, and Sommer. Your donations help us provide the life-changing second chances these youth deserve, and for that, we thank you. In 2016, Boys Town served more than 10,000 children nationwide—children just like Kelsey, Tanner, Destiny, and Sommer. Your donations help us provide the life-changing second chances these youth deserve, and for that, we thank you.Boys TownIn 2016, Boys Town served more than 10,000 children nationwide—children just like Kelsey, Tanner, Destiny, and Sommer. Your donations help us provide the life-changing second chances these youth deserve, and for that, we thank you.
Even in the Air, Parenting Can Be Grounded in Common Sensehttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/even-in-the-air-parenting-can-be-grounded-in-common-sense.aspxEven in the Air, Parenting Can Be Grounded in Common Sense If you are traveling by air as we head into the new year, you know what to expect during this busy holiday season. If you are traveling by air as we head into the new year, you know what to expect during this busy holiday season.December 26th, 2017Boys TownIf you are traveling by air as we head into the new year, you know what to expect during this busy holiday season.
Saving Children, Changing Lives and Continuing to Make Holiday Memories at 100 Years and Countinghttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/saving-children-changing-lives-and-continuing-holiday-memories-at-100-Years-and-counting.aspxSaving Children, Changing Lives and Continuing to Make Holiday Memories at 100 Years and Counting One hundred years ago, a dream became reality for a young Catholic priest. On December 12, 1917, Father Edward J. Flanagan founded his Home for Boys in downtown Omaha, providing a refuge for youngsters who had nowhere else to go. One hundred years ago, a dream became reality for a young Catholic priest. On December 12, 1917, Father Edward J. Flanagan founded his Home for Boys in downtown Omaha, providing a refuge for youngsters who had nowhere else to go.December 20, 2017Boys TownOne hundred years ago, a dream became reality for a young Catholic priest. On December 12, 1917, Father Edward J. Flanagan founded his Home for Boys in downtown Omaha, providing a refuge for youngsters who had nowhere else to go.
The Boys Town Story: 2007 - Presenthttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/The-Boys-Town-Story-2007---Present.aspxThe Boys Town Story: 2007 - Present Father Boes rang in another decade of Boys Town by paying tribute to Father Flanagan and visiting his home in Ireland to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Boys Town’s founding. Father Boes rang in another decade of Boys Town by paying tribute to Father Flanagan and visiting his home in Ireland to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Boys Town’s founding.December 11th, 2017Boys TownFather Boes rang in another decade of Boys Town by paying tribute to Father Flanagan and visiting his home in Ireland to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Boys Town’s founding.
Preteaching: A Key to Holiday Happinesshttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/preteaching-a-key-to-holiday-happiness.aspxPreteaching: A Key to Holiday Happiness Decorations, carols, family gatherings, celebrating Christ's birth and the inevitable temper tantrums of children of all ages who didn't get what they wanted for Christmas. Decorations, carols, family gatherings, celebrating Christ's birth and the inevitable temper tantrums of children of all ages who didn't get what they wanted for Christmas.December 7th, 2017Parenting AdviceDecorations, carols, family gatherings, celebrating Christ's birth and the inevitable temper tantrums of children of all ages who didn't get what they wanted for Christmas.
The Boys Town Story: 1997-2007http://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/The-Boys-Town-Story-1997-2007.aspxThe Boys Town Story: 1997-2007 The late nineties brought about more expansion and innovation from Boys Town, including implementing the Common Sense Parenting® program training for parents at bases around the world as part of the U.S. Air Force Family Advocacy Program. The late nineties brought about more expansion and innovation from Boys Town, including implementing the Common Sense Parenting® program training for parents at bases around the world as part of the U.S. Air Force Family Advocacy Program.December 4, 2017Boys TownThe late nineties brought about more expansion and innovation from Boys Town, including implementing the Common Sense Parenting® program training for parents at bases around the world as part of the U.S. Air Force Family Advocacy Program.
Experiencing Present Overload? Fa-la-la-low the '4-Gift Rule'http://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/present-overload.aspxExperiencing Present Overload? Fa-la-la-low the '4-Gift Rule' In the run-up to Christmas, amid all the holiday sales and marketing messages that scream, "Buy! Buy! Buy!," it's easy for parents to go a little crazy trying to fill that empty space under the tree with lots of presents for their kids. In the run-up to Christmas, amid all the holiday sales and marketing messages that scream, "Buy! Buy! Buy!," it's easy for parents to go a little crazy trying to fill that empty space under the tree with lots of presents for their kids.November 30th, 2017Parenting AdviceIn the run-up to Christmas, amid all the holiday sales and marketing messages that scream, "Buy! Buy! Buy!," it's easy for parents to go a little crazy trying to fill that empty space under the tree with lots of presents for their kids.
The Boys Town Story: 1987-1997http://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/boys-town-story-1987-1997.aspxThe Boys Town Story: 1987-1997 This decade brought major expansion and change to the Boys Town organizational model, including opening new sites in New England, West Palm Beach, and Las Vegas. This decade brought major expansion and change to the Boys Town organizational model, including opening new sites in New England, West Palm Beach, and Las Vegas.November 28th, 2017Boys TownThis decade brought major expansion and change to the Boys Town organizational model, including opening new sites in New England, West Palm Beach, and Las Vegas.
Gathering a Harvest of Hopehttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/gathering-a-harvest-of-hope.aspxGathering a Harvest of Hope Growing up in small-town Nebraska, you learn a thing or two about fall harvest. It's the payoff for a big investment of hard work, faith and hopefulness. Growing up in small-town Nebraska, you learn a thing or two about fall harvest. It's the payoff for a big investment of hard work, faith and hopefulness.November 22nd, 2017Parenting AdviceGrowing up in small-town Nebraska, you learn a thing or two about fall harvest. It's the payoff for a big investment of hard work, faith and hopefulness.
The Boys Town Story: 1977-1987http://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/TheBoysTownStory1977-1987.aspxThe Boys Town Story: 1977-1987 In 1977, the Boys Town Institute for Communication Disorders in Children opened, specializing in clinical and research programs focusing on childhood deafness, visual impairment and related communication disorders. In 1977, the Boys Town Institute for Communication Disorders in Children opened, specializing in clinical and research programs focusing on childhood deafness, visual impairment and related communication disorders.November 20th, 2017Boys TownIn 1977, the Boys Town Institute for Communication Disorders in Children opened, specializing in clinical and research programs focusing on childhood deafness, visual impairment and related communication disorders.
Feeling Out of Touch in Your Own Home? You’re Not Alonehttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/feeling-out-of-touch-in-your-own-home.aspxFeeling Out of Touch in Your Own Home? You’re Not Alone For so many families, the pace of life has sped up so rapidly that parents feel like they’ve lost touch with their own kids. And it doesn’t seem to matter if the kids are 7 or 17. For so many families, the pace of life has sped up so rapidly that parents feel like they’ve lost touch with their own kids. And it doesn’t seem to matter if the kids are 7 or 17.November 17th, 2017Parenting AdviceFor so many families, the pace of life has sped up so rapidly that parents feel like they’ve lost touch with their own kids. And it doesn’t seem to matter if the kids are 7 or 17.
The Boys Town Story: 1967-1977http://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/the-boys-town-story-1967-1977.aspxThe Boys Town Story: 1967-1977 Vice President Hubert Humphrey delivered the commencement address to graduates during Boys Town’s 50th anniversary in 1967. Vice President Hubert Humphrey delivered the commencement address to graduates during Boys Town’s 50th anniversary in 1967.November 15th, 2017Boys TownVice President Hubert Humphrey delivered the commencement address to graduates during Boys Town’s 50th anniversary in 1967.
Alum's Role in History Exemplified Boys Town's Courageous Spirit of Military Servicehttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/Alums-Role-in-History-Exemplified-Boys-Towns-Courageous-Spirit-of-Military-Service.aspxAlum's Role in History Exemplified Boys Town's Courageous Spirit of Military Service Navy Commander Lloyd “Pete” Bucher (left) received a hero’s welcome from Monsignor Nicholas Wegner, Executive Director of Boys Town, and the entire citizenry of Boys Town... Navy Commander Lloyd “Pete” Bucher (left) received a hero’s welcome from Monsignor Nicholas Wegner, Executive Director of Boys Town, and the entire citizenry of Boys Town...November 10th, 2017Boys TownNavy Commander Lloyd “Pete” Bucher (left) received a hero’s welcome from Monsignor Nicholas Wegner, Executive Director of Boys Town, and the entire citizenry of Boys Town...
Six Questions with a Former Boys Town Youthhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/six-questions-with-a-former-boys-town-youth.aspxSix Questions with a Former Boys Town Youth 1. Tell me a little about life before Boys Town. I grew up in a single-mother household with a mother who never wanted me. And she made sure I knew that. 1. Tell me a little about life before Boys Town. I grew up in a single-mother household with a mother who never wanted me. And she made sure I knew that.November 8th, 2017Boys Town1. Tell me a little about life before Boys Town. I grew up in a single-mother household with a mother who never wanted me. And she made sure I knew that.
The Boys Town Story: 1957–1967http://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/the-bt-story-1957-1967.aspxThe Boys Town Story: 1957–1967 In 1957, Boys Town began to receive national recognition and iconic visitors who were eager to learn about the village. In 1957, Boys Town began to receive national recognition and iconic visitors who were eager to learn about the village.November 7th, 2017Boys TownIn 1957, Boys Town began to receive national recognition and iconic visitors who were eager to learn about the village.
Helping Your Child Do Better in Schoolhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/Helping-Your-Child-Do-Better-in-School.aspxHelping Your Child Do Better in School One of the most common issues parents ask us about at Boys Town is how they can help and support their child when he or she is struggling academically. One of the most common issues parents ask us about at Boys Town is how they can help and support their child when he or she is struggling academically.November 2nd, 2017Parenting AdviceOne of the most common issues parents ask us about at Boys Town is how they can help and support their child when he or she is struggling academically.
Creating Meal Time Memorieshttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/creating-meal-time-memories.aspxCreating Meal Time Memories We try to have dinner together as a family every night in our Boys Town Family Home. Even on days when everyone “fends” for themselves or we do leftovers, we still sit down to pray and eat together.It’s a must for our household because eating toge... We try to have dinner together as a family every night in our Boys Town Family Home. Even on days when everyone “fends” for themselves or we do leftovers, we still sit down to pray and eat together.It’s a must for our household because eating toge...October 31st, 2017Parenting AdviceWe try to have dinner together as a family every night in our Boys Town Family Home. Even on days when everyone “fends” for themselves or we do leftovers, we still sit down to pray and eat together.It’s a must for our household because eating toge...
Mealtime at Boys Town: The ‘Yuck’ Listhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/mealtime-the-yuck-list.aspxMealtime at Boys Town: The ‘Yuck’ List Sitting down at the dinner table together as a family is one of the most important aspects of life in a Boys Town Family Home. It is a time to not only share a common activity, but also to talk about the day and to learn social skills like communi... Sitting down at the dinner table together as a family is one of the most important aspects of life in a Boys Town Family Home. It is a time to not only share a common activity, but also to talk about the day and to learn social skills like communi...October 31st, 2017Parenting AdviceSitting down at the dinner table together as a family is one of the most important aspects of life in a Boys Town Family Home. It is a time to not only share a common activity, but also to talk about the day and to learn social skills like communi...
The Boys Town Story: 1947–1957http://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/the-bt-story-1947-1957.aspxThe Boys Town Story: 1947–1957 The following is part of our Centennial Timeline Series. The decade starting in 1947 brings great changes at Boys Town, including the passing of its visionary founder and a major expansion of its Omaha campus. The following is part of our Centennial Timeline Series. The decade starting in 1947 brings great changes at Boys Town, including the passing of its visionary founder and a major expansion of its Omaha campus.October 31st, 2017Boys TownThe following is part of our Centennial Timeline Series. The decade starting in 1947 brings great changes at Boys Town, including the passing of its visionary founder and a major expansion of its Omaha campus.
The Boys Town Story: 1937 – 1947http://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/the-bt-story-1937-1947.aspxThe Boys Town Story: 1937 – 1947 The following is part of our Centennial Timeline Series. This time, we see Boys Town at the height of its fame, becoming a household name, thanks to the tireless public relations work of Father Flanagan — and an Oscar®-winning film called Boys Town. The following is part of our Centennial Timeline Series. This time, we see Boys Town at the height of its fame, becoming a household name, thanks to the tireless public relations work of Father Flanagan — and an Oscar®-winning film called Boys Town.October 27th, 2017Boys TownThe following is part of our Centennial Timeline Series. This time, we see Boys Town at the height of its fame, becoming a household name, thanks to the tireless public relations work of Father Flanagan — and an Oscar®-winning film called Boys Town.
U.S. Mint Honors Boys Town with Commemorative Coin Sethttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/us-mint-honors-bt-with-commemorative-coin.aspxU.S. Mint Honors Boys Town with Commemorative Coin Set Boys Town founder Father Edward J. Flanagan had a remarkable talent for coining phrases that helped people understand why the mission of caring for troubled children was so important Boys Town founder Father Edward J. Flanagan had a remarkable talent for coining phrases that helped people understand why the mission of caring for troubled children was so importantOctober 25th, 2017Boys TownBoys Town founder Father Edward J. Flanagan had a remarkable talent for coining phrases that helped people understand why the mission of caring for troubled children was so important
How to Respond When Classmates are Bulliedhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/classmates-are-bullied.aspxHow to Respond When Classmates are Bullied ​​Parents play a huge role in how their own children respond to bullying situations. Before children are even aware of what bullying is, parents can help them practice ways to prevent it. ​​Parents play a huge role in how their own children respond to bullying situations. Before children are even aware of what bullying is, parents can help them practice ways to prevent it.October 23rd, 2017Parenting Advice​​Parents play a huge role in how their own children respond to bullying situations. Before children are even aware of what bullying is, parents can help them practice ways to prevent it.
Seeing Beyond the Problemhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/seeing-beyond-the-problem.aspxSeeing Beyond the Problem Let's do an exercise. Think back to the day you brought your new baby home from the hospital. See if you can recapture the excitement and joy from that day. Let's do an exercise. Think back to the day you brought your new baby home from the hospital. See if you can recapture the excitement and joy from that day.October 19th, 2017Parenting AdviceLet's do an exercise. Think back to the day you brought your new baby home from the hospital. See if you can recapture the excitement and joy from that day.
The Boys Town Story: 1927–1937http://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/the-boys-town-story-1927–1937.aspxThe Boys Town Story: 1927–1937 The following is part of our Centennial Timeline Series, providing historical insight into each decade of Boys Town’s history. In this blog post, we learn about life at Boys Town during the Great Depression and the years leading up to World War II... The following is part of our Centennial Timeline Series, providing historical insight into each decade of Boys Town’s history. In this blog post, we learn about life at Boys Town during the Great Depression and the years leading up to World War II...October 17, 2017Boys TownThe following is part of our Centennial Timeline Series, providing historical insight into each decade of Boys Town’s history. In this blog post, we learn about life at Boys Town during the Great Depression and the years leading up to World War II...
The Boy Bully Versus the Girl Bullyhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/Boy-Versus-Girl-Bully.aspxThe Boy Bully Versus the Girl Bully Bullying defies gender. Both boys and girls can become bullies, and research suggests that boys and girls bully at a similar frequency. But what you might not know is that studies reveal distinct differences in how boys bully versus how girls bully. Bullying defies gender. Both boys and girls can become bullies, and research suggests that boys and girls bully at a similar frequency. But what you might not know is that studies reveal distinct differences in how boys bully versus how girls bully.October 12, 2017Parenting AdviceBullying defies gender. Both boys and girls can become bullies, and research suggests that boys and girls bully at a similar frequency. But what you might not know is that studies reveal distinct differences in how boys bully versus how girls bully.
100 Years of Boys Town: 1917–1927http://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/100-years-of-boys-town-1917–1927.aspx100 Years of Boys Town: 1917–1927 The following is part of our Centennial Timeline Series, providing historical insight into each decade of Boys Town’s history. Follow us on the 100-year journey begun by Father Edward J. Flanagan, a visionary whose mission was to change the way America... The following is part of our Centennial Timeline Series, providing historical insight into each decade of Boys Town’s history. Follow us on the 100-year journey begun by Father Edward J. Flanagan, a visionary whose mission was to change the way America...Boys TownThe following is part of our Centennial Timeline Series, providing historical insight into each decade of Boys Town’s history. Follow us on the 100-year journey begun by Father Edward J. Flanagan, a visionary whose mission was to change the way America...
Protecting Teenage Girls from Becoming ‘Hopeless Romantics’http://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/hopeless-romantics.aspxProtecting Teenage Girls from Becoming ‘Hopeless Romantics’ For many girls, the teen years are a time when they go what we used to call "boy crazy." Teenage girls become very aware of how they look, how they act and how boys see them, and this can greatly affect their emotional and behavioral development. For many girls, the teen years are a time when they go what we used to call "boy crazy." Teenage girls become very aware of how they look, how they act and how boys see them, and this can greatly affect their emotional and behavioral development.October 6th, 2017Parenting AdviceFor many girls, the teen years are a time when they go what we used to call "boy crazy." Teenage girls become very aware of how they look, how they act and how boys see them, and this can greatly affect their emotional and behavioral development.
How Do I Know If I’m Pushing My Child Too Hard?http://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/pushing-child-too-hard.aspxHow Do I Know If I’m Pushing My Child Too Hard? As parents, we all want our children to thrive. We want them to do well in school, develop positive friendships, enjoy new and fun experiences, learn and use important social skills, and grow into successful, well-adjusted adults. As parents, we all want our children to thrive. We want them to do well in school, develop positive friendships, enjoy new and fun experiences, learn and use important social skills, and grow into successful, well-adjusted adults.October 3rd, 2017Parenting AdviceAs parents, we all want our children to thrive. We want them to do well in school, develop positive friendships, enjoy new and fun experiences, learn and use important social skills, and grow into successful, well-adjusted adults.
A Lasting Foundationhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/lasting-foundation.aspxA Lasting Foundation With nothing more than a $90 loan from a trusted friend, Father Flanagan began his mission to save Omaha's homeless boys. With nothing more than a $90 loan from a trusted friend, Father Flanagan began his mission to save Omaha's homeless boys.September 29th, 2017Boys TownWith nothing more than a $90 loan from a trusted friend, Father Flanagan began his mission to save Omaha's homeless boys.
Make the Most of Parent–Teacher Conferenceshttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/make-parent-teacher-conferences.aspxMake the Most of Parent–Teacher Conferences Parent–teacher conferences play an important role in the education of your child. First quarter of the school year typically ends with a 15-minute conference. For many parents, these conferences are the first time they hear that their child is str... Parent–teacher conferences play an important role in the education of your child. First quarter of the school year typically ends with a 15-minute conference. For many parents, these conferences are the first time they hear that their child is str...September 27th, 2017Parenting AdviceParent–teacher conferences play an important role in the education of your child. First quarter of the school year typically ends with a 15-minute conference. For many parents, these conferences are the first time they hear that their child is str...
Helping Kids Cope After a Natural Disasterhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/helping-kids-cope-natural-disaster.aspxHelping Kids Cope After a Natural Disaster You can’t control when natural disasters will strike. And when they do, they often become unpredictable stressors for children and families, disrup... You can’t control when natural disasters will strike. And when they do, they often become unpredictable stressors for children and families, disrup...September 25th, 2017Parenting AdviceYou can’t control when natural disasters will strike. And when they do, they often become unpredictable stressors for children and families, disrup...
Standing on the Shoulders of Geniushttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/standing-shoulders-genius.aspxStanding on the Shoulders of Genius The ​following is from a “State of Child Care” presentation by Father Steven Boes, President and National Executive Director of Boys Town, at a rec... The ​following is from a “State of Child Care” presentation by Father Steven Boes, President and National Executive Director of Boys Town, at a rec...September 21st, 2017Boys TownThe ​following is from a “State of Child Care” presentation by Father Steven Boes, President and National Executive Director of Boys Town, at a rec...
America’s No. 1 War Dadhttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/americas-1-war-dad.aspxAmerica’s No. 1 War Dad 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 Boy... 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 Boy...September 8th, 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...
Weathering Hurricanes with Kidshttp://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/weathering-hurricanes-kids.aspxWeathering Hurricanes with Kids Hurricane 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... Hurricane 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 Was In 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... In 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... 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 Lessons Father 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... Father 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 Band Father 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... Father 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... 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... 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 History Perhaps 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... Perhaps 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 Right Every 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 ... Every 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 Moving This 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... This 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 ... 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... 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 Workspace Crafted 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... Crafted 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 Traveled There’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... There’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 Summer It 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,... It 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,...