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Teachable Moments

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.

 

 

Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Building a Team – The 5 elements every coach should incorporate for successful team buildinghttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/building-a-team.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Building a Team – The 5 elements every coach should incorporate for successful team buildingThere is no “I” in TEAM. Everyone’s heard that expression. But what does it really mean? greater opportunities to be successful.Boys TownMay 25, 2018<p>There is no "I" in TEAM.</p><p>Everyone's heard that expression. But what does it really mean?</p><p>Coaches, from the youth level all the way up to the pros, have always said a group of individuals working together as one have greater opportunities to be successful.</p><p>But as a parent or youth coach, how do you take a group of individuals who may not know each other and mold them into a team?</p><p>First, you give a new meaning to the word <strong>TEAM</strong> – <strong>T</strong>ogether <strong>E</strong>veryone <strong>A</strong>chieves <strong>M</strong>ore!</p><p><strong>No. 1 -- Team Building Should be Woven into Everything You Do</strong></p><p>Boys Town varsity football coach Chris Nizzi says team building isn't a singular event. It isn't something that just happens after a meeting or a clinic. Instead, Nizzi says, team building has to become a routine; growing into a true team needs to be a philosophy that is followed "Every Minute, Every Day."</p><p>"Being part of a team helps many of us achieve more than we ever could alone," Nizzi said.  "The camaraderie often provides us with long and strong relationships forged in shared experiences… that are usually only successful because of the people who worked next to us."</p><p>Nizzi said Boys Town football is a particularly unique situation because there's only a short time available to bring together youth who come to Boys Town from across the country. Some have very little experience in organized football. Many are used to looking out just for themselves.</p><p>Boys Town social skills become a powerful motivator in a team setting where building relationships is vital, Nizzi said.</p><p>"We see team building as simply building relationships. When team members can encourage and praise each other, follow each other's' directions, accept and offer feedback together, and recognize the importance of the person next to them at practice and on the field, we are creating a bond that's necessary for them to be successful on Friday nights, and for the rest of their lives with their families and in their careers."  </p><p>Nizzi says it is critical for him and his coaching staff to follow their team-building plan religiously.</p><p>"These are big ideas that our coaches need to be attentive to all the time, plan to teach to, and seize moments to reinforce their importance," he said. "Specifically, our athletes constantly hear about how they are serving others on the team while creating their own personal success."</p><p><strong>No. 2 -- Like You'd Break Down a Play, Break Down the 'How' of Being a Good Teammate</strong></p><p>Nizzi gave a couple examples of what this team building looks like.</p><p>"When a football player in the weight room in the summer enthusiastically cheers on his peer, he helps by building up a teammate who can contribute to our or his success," Nizzi said. "We even tell our players what to say:</p><p>"Great effort!"</p><p>"Finish!"</p><p>"I'm here for you!"</p><p>"You can do this!"</p><p>These same encouragement, and intensity, carries over to the practice field.  </p><p>Nizzi said a difficult but vital piece to team building is for team members to challenge each other on the truth of their performance, and for team members to respond to the challenge.</p><p>"We teach our young men that it is not okay to absolve a teammate of a mistake, but it's also not productive to insult him about it," he said. "Instead, acknowledge it and encourage him to respond productively by telling him, 'Fix it,' "Get it right this time," or "Next snap." That last response is our key phrase, reminding us where our focus needs to be."  </p><p><strong>No. 3 -- Take Time for Time Together</strong></p><p>Nizzi said team building at Boys Town is on the field and off. He said the coaching staff plans activities for players where they work and play together. After select workouts, the team eats a meal together. </p><p>"This time is valuable for relaxing together and continuing to emphasize the same behaviors in a different setting," Nizzi said.</p><p><strong>No. 4 -- Celebrate the Process Not Just the Product (Symbolism Matters)</strong></p><p>At the end of off-season workouts, the team holds a "Cowboy Roundup." In the Roundup, players break up into teams and compete against each other through several hours of physical and mental challenges.</p><p>The Roundup ends by pulling everyone together.</p><p>"We run through our campus as one team and then share a meal together," Nizzi said.  </p><p><strong>No. 5 -- Like Most Things, Consistency is Key</strong></p><p>In all these efforts, the Cowboys' coach said, the key to success is consistency.</p><p>"Our daily emphasis on social skills that build relationships and teaching kids to serve others for our shared success hopefully moves 35 young men each year slowly, but inevitably, forward."  </p>

 

 

Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Building a Team – The 5 elements every coach should incorporate for successful team buildinghttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/building-a-team.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Building a Team – The 5 elements every coach should incorporate for successful team buildingThere is no “I” in TEAM. Everyone’s heard that expression. But what does it really mean? greater opportunities to be successful.May 25, 2018Boys TownThere is no “I” in TEAM. Everyone’s heard that expression. But what does it really mean? greater opportunities to be successful.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Teaching Your Kids that All’s Fair in Love – and Familyhttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/teaching-kids-that-all-is-fair-in-love-and-family.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Teaching Your Kids that All’s Fair in Love – and Familykids and fairness, father boes boys town, father boes blog, teaching fairness, it’s not fair, siblings and fairness, sibling rivalryMay 16, 2018Parenting Advicekids and fairness, father boes boys town, father boes blog, teaching fairness, it’s not fair, siblings and fairness, sibling rivalry
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | It’s Never Too Early for Children to Learn Acceptance and Empathy for People with Mental Illnesshttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/never-too-early-to-learn-acceptance-for-people-with-mental-illness.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | It’s Never Too Early for Children to Learn Acceptance and Empathy for People with Mental IllnessIn a recent homily, I shared the Bible story of Jesus being approached by a man who was possessed by "the spirit of an unclean demon." Th...May 7, 2018Parenting AdviceIn a recent homily, I shared the Bible story of Jesus being approached by a man who was possessed by "the spirit of an unclean demon." Th...
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Facing Fears: It’s Like Riding a Bikehttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/facing-fears-its-like-riding-a-bike.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Facing Fears: It’s Like Riding a BikeLearning to ride a bike is a rite of passage for most kids. When they start, many are hesitant or even afraid to try. Ultimately, the lure of watch...April 30, 2018Parenting AdviceLearning to ride a bike is a rite of passage for most kids. When they start, many are hesitant or even afraid to try. Ultimately, the lure of watch...
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Will You Be the One?https://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/will-you-be-the-one.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Will You Be the One?Foster parents are asked to do what might seem like an impossible task: Take a child into their home and heart, build a trusting relation...April 30, 2018Boys TownFoster parents are asked to do what might seem like an impossible task: Take a child into their home and heart, build a trusting relation...
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | “Keeping Your Child’s Anxiety in Proper Perspective”https://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/keeping-your-child’s-anxiety-in-proper-perspective.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | “Keeping Your Child’s Anxiety in Proper Perspective”Anxiety is a normal emotion people experience during every stage of life. Just because it typically creates discomfort and distress doesn't mean it...April 27, 2018Parenting AdviceAnxiety is a normal emotion people experience during every stage of life. Just because it typically creates discomfort and distress doesn't mean it...
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | What ADHD Is NOT!https://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/what-adhd-is-not.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | What ADHD Is NOT!There is a lot of misinformation in the public media today about what ADHD is and what might cause it. If parenting treatments are designed around ...April 17, 2018Parenting AdviceThere is a lot of misinformation in the public media today about what ADHD is and what might cause it. If parenting treatments are designed around ...
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Leaving the Nest: Some Helpful Tips for Your Graduating Teenhttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/leaving-the-nest-some-helpful-tips-for-your-graduating-teen.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Leaving the Nest: Some Helpful Tips for Your Graduating TeenFor high school seniors, the thought of graduating may be exciting. But as a parent of a soon-to-be-graduate, you may have a lot of questions about...April 11, 2018Parenting AdviceFor high school seniors, the thought of graduating may be exciting. But as a parent of a soon-to-be-graduate, you may have a lot of questions about...
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Open Letter from Your Child: Please Stop Trying to Fix My Problems for Mehttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/Open-Letter-from-Your-Child.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Open Letter from Your Child: Please Stop Trying to Fix My Problems for Me​​Dear Mom and Dad,I know you probably are surprised to find this letter because I usually don't do stuff like this, but I wanted you to know some ...March 29th, 2018Parenting Advice​​Dear Mom and Dad,I know you probably are surprised to find this letter because I usually don't do stuff like this, but I wanted you to know some ...
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Live God’s Grace This Holiday Seasonhttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/Live-Gods-Grace-This-Holiday-Season.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Live God’s Grace This Holiday Season"Grace is not just something we say at the dinner table. It is a way to live."I saw this saying on a plaque recently and a light bulb wen...March 27th, 2018Boys Town"Grace is not just something we say at the dinner table. It is a way to live."I saw this saying on a plaque recently and a light bulb wen...
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Plugging into Our Families – Instead of Our Deviceshttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/Plugging-into-Our-Families-Instead-of-Our-Devices.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Plugging into Our Families – Instead of Our Devices​When a national survey found that more screen time coincides with less happiness among teens, it helped confirm what a lot of parents already beli...March 21st, 2018Parenting Advice​When a national survey found that more screen time coincides with less happiness among teens, it helped confirm what a lot of parents already beli...
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Finding Moments to Teach Coping Skills to Young Children and Teenshttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/finding-moments-to-teach-coping-skills.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Finding Moments to Teach Coping Skills to Young Children and TeensThe following is a Q&A with Boys Town behavioral expert Kristen Galloway, PhD on how parents can go about finding opportunities to teach coping...March 16, 2018Parenting AdviceThe following is a Q&A with Boys Town behavioral expert Kristen Galloway, PhD on how parents can go about finding opportunities to teach coping...
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | At Boys Town, We Teach Lifelines that Last a Lifetimehttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/at-bt-we-teach-lifelines-that-last-a-lifetime.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | At Boys Town, We Teach Lifelines that Last a LifetimeAdults often think kids just automatically "pick up" the skills and behaviors they need to be successful in relationships, school, a job ...March 14, 2018Boys TownAdults often think kids just automatically "pick up" the skills and behaviors they need to be successful in relationships, school, a job ...
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Does Your Teen Need Help with Self-Control?https://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/does-your-teen-need-help-with-self-control.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Does Your Teen Need Help with Self-Control?When your teenager loses their temper or explodes in anger, it might seem like a real-life invasion of the body snatchers. Don't worry; your child ...March 6, 2018Parenting AdviceWhen your teenager loses their temper or explodes in anger, it might seem like a real-life invasion of the body snatchers. Don't worry; your child ...
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Helping Your Teen Say “No” and Finding Alternatives to Alcohol and Drugshttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/finding-alternatives-to-alcohol-and-drugs-.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Helping Your Teen Say “No” and Finding Alternatives to Alcohol and DrugsThe following is a Q&A with Boys Town chemical use expert Natasha Robinson on how parents can help teens learn to say "No" and come up with alternatives to alcohol and drugs use.February 27, 2018Parenting AdviceThe following is a Q&A with Boys Town chemical use expert Natasha Robinson on how parents can help teens learn to say "No" and come up with alternatives to alcohol and drugs use.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | US Presidents and Boys Town https://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/us-presidents-and-boys-town.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | US Presidents and Boys Town Father Edward J. Flanagan was an immigrant to America, and he treasured the freedoms his adopted country offered. When founding Boys Town in 1917, ...February 19th, 2018Boys TownFather Edward J. Flanagan was an immigrant to America, and he treasured the freedoms his adopted country offered. When founding Boys Town in 1917, ...
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Championships Are Won at Practice; Mastering Social Skills Is Just the Same!https://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/championships-won-at-practice-mastering-social-skills-Is-just-same.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Championships Are Won at Practice; Mastering Social Skills Is Just the Same!Championships Are Won at Practice; Mastering Social Skills Is Just the Same!February 15, 2018Boys TownChampionships Are Won at Practice; Mastering Social Skills Is Just the Same!
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | How to help your kids after disappointmenthttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/how-to-help-your-kids-after-disappointment.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | How to help your kids after disappointmentThis article first appeared on Momaha.com on Nov. 23, 2017. As kids grow and gain more experience in life, they encounter disappointment more often...February 7, 2018Parenting AdviceThis article first appeared on Momaha.com on Nov. 23, 2017. As kids grow and gain more experience in life, they encounter disappointment more often...
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Let the Games (and Valuable Life Lessons) Begin!https://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/sports-teaching-character-of-olympic-proportions.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Let the Games (and Valuable Life Lessons) Begin!At Boys Town, we encourage all of our students to get involved in extracurricular activities. While many of the kids who come to Boys Town may not end up in the Olympics, being involved in sports on campus will benefit them a great deal.February 2nd, 2018Parenting AdviceAt Boys Town, we encourage all of our students to get involved in extracurricular activities. While many of the kids who come to Boys Town may not end up in the Olympics, being involved in sports on campus will benefit them a great deal.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Take the ‘Valentine’s Day Parenting Challenge’ and Praise Your Kids All February Longhttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/take-valentines-parenting-challenge-and-praise-your-kids-all-february.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Take the ‘Valentine’s Day Parenting Challenge’ and Praise Your Kids All February LongFebruary can be a bleak, forgettable month. Winter still holds most of us in its icy grip and we're still a good month or two away from spring weat...January 31, 2018Parenting AdviceFebruary can be a bleak, forgettable month. Winter still holds most of us in its icy grip and we're still a good month or two away from spring weat...
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Tadlock Roofing president jumps at opportunity to skydive for Boys Town North Floridahttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/skydiving-celebration.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Tadlock Roofing president jumps at opportunity to skydive for Boys Town North FloridaThe president of Tadlock Roofing said he would jump out of a plane and match $10,000 if the community could raise that much for Boys Town North Florida on Giving Tuesday.January 26th, 2018Boys TownThe president of Tadlock Roofing said he would jump out of a plane and match $10,000 if the community could raise that much for Boys Town North Florida on Giving Tuesday.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Life’s Crazy-Busy, So Let’s ‘T-I-M-E’ the Beastly Family Schedulehttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/lifes-crazy-busy-lets-time-the-beastly-schedule.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Life’s Crazy-Busy, So Let’s ‘T-I-M-E’ the Beastly Family ScheduleHave 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.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Adding Fun and Flexibility to Family Routineshttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/adding-fun-and-flexibility-to-family-routines.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Adding Fun and Flexibility to Family RoutinesAs 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.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | What would you say to someone considering donating to Boys Town?https://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/what-would-you-say-to-someone-considering-donating-to-bt.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | What 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.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.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Even in the Air, Parenting Can Be Grounded in Common Sensehttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/even-in-the-air-parenting-can-be-grounded-in-common-sense.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Even in the Air, Parenting Can Be Grounded in Common SenseIf 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.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Saving Children, Changing Lives and Continuing to Make Holiday Memories at 100 Years and Countinghttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/saving-children-changing-lives-and-continuing-holiday-memories-at-100-Years-and-counting.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Saving Children, Changing Lives and Continuing to Make Holiday Memories at 100 Years and CountingOne 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.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | The Boys Town Story: 2007 - Present https://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/The-Boys-Town-Story-2007---Present.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | The 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.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.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Preteaching: A Key to Holiday Happinesshttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/preteaching-a-key-to-holiday-happiness.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Preteaching: A Key to Holiday HappinessDecorations, 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.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | The Boys Town Story: 1997-2007 https://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/The-Boys-Town-Story-1997-2007.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | The 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.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.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Experiencing Present Overload? Fa-la-la-low the '4-Gift Rule'https://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/present-overload.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Experiencing 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.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.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | The Boys Town Story: 1987-1997 https://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/boys-town-story-1987-1997.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | The 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.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.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Gathering a Harvest of Hopehttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/gathering-a-harvest-of-hope.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Gathering a Harvest of HopeGrowing 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.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | The Boys Town Story: 1977-1987 https://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/TheBoysTownStory1977-1987.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | The 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.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.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Feeling Out of Touch in Your Own Home? You’re Not Alonehttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/feeling-out-of-touch-in-your-own-home.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Feeling Out of Touch in Your Own Home? You’re Not AloneFor 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.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | The Boys Town Story: 1967-1977 https://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/the-boys-town-story-1967-1977.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | The Boys Town Story: 1967-1977 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.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Alum's Role in History Exemplified Boys Town's Courageous Spirit of Military Servicehttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/Alums-Role-in-History-Exemplified-Boys-Towns-Courageous-Spirit-of-Military-Service.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Alum's Role in History Exemplified Boys Town's Courageous Spirit of Military ServiceNavy 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...
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Six Questions with a Former Boys Town Youthhttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/six-questions-with-a-former-boys-town-youth.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Six Questions with a Former Boys Town Youth1. 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.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | The Boys Town Story: 1957–1967 https://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/the-bt-story-1957-1967.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | The 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.November 7th, 2017Boys TownIn 1957, Boys Town began to receive national recognition and iconic visitors who were eager to learn about the village.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Helping Your Child Do Better in Schoolhttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/Helping-Your-Child-Do-Better-in-School.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Helping Your Child Do Better in SchoolOne 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.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Creating Meal Time Memorieshttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/creating-meal-time-memories.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Creating Meal Time MemoriesWe 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, 2017Boys TownWe 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...
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Mealtime at Boys Town: The ‘Yuck’ Listhttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/mealtime-the-yuck-list.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Mealtime at Boys Town: The ‘Yuck’ ListSitting 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...
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | The Boys Town Story: 1947–1957 https://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/the-bt-story-1947-1957.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | The 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.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.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | The Boys Town Story: 1937 – 1947https://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/the-bt-story-1937-1947.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | The Boys Town Story: 1937 – 1947The 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.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | U.S. Mint Honors Boys Town with Commemorative Coin Sethttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/us-mint-honors-bt-with-commemorative-coin.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | U.S. Mint Honors Boys Town with Commemorative Coin SetBoys 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
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | How to Respond When Classmates are Bulliedhttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/classmates-are-bullied.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | How 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.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.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Seeing Beyond the Problemhttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/seeing-beyond-the-problem.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Seeing Beyond the ProblemLet'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.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | The Boys Town Story: 1927–1937https://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/the-boys-town-story-1927–1937.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | The Boys Town Story: 1927–1937The 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...
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | The Boy Bully Versus the Girl Bullyhttps://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/Boy-Versus-Girl-Bully.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | The Boy Bully Versus the Girl BullyBullying 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.
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | 100 Years of Boys Town: 1917–1927https://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/100-years-of-boys-town-1917–1927.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | 100 Years of Boys Town: 1917–1927The 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...
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Protecting Teenage Girls from Becoming ‘Hopeless Romantics’https://www.boystown.org/blog/Pages/hopeless-romantics.aspxBoys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Protecting 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.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.