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Here are some of my articles, interviews and podcasts about parenting.

How to Help Your Teen Move Beyond Male/Female Stereotypes

Posted on March 15, 2021

Boys and girls are usually conditioned to fulfil quite different roles in the world.  Parents generally raise boys to be autonomous, brave, and self-sufficient. We want them to stand on their own two feet and face the world as archetypal warriors.  By contrast, most girls are raised to have good relationship skills.  Parents nurture girls […]

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Interview: The Morning Show, Australia

Posted on March 4, 2021

Watch Megan de Beyer’s interview on The Morning Show (Australia) where she discusses her book How to Raise a Man.

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Dads on the Air

Posted on February 8, 2021

The world’s longest running radio program on fathers’ issues Megan de Beyer in conversation with Bill Kable. Something many of us wonder about from time to time is what turns a boy into a man. With the title of Megan de Beyer’s new book being How to Raise a Man there was no hiding from this question […]

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Anger in teenage sons: How parents can help

Posted on February 4, 2021

Is your son showing signs of toxic masculine anger? Parenting psychologist Megan de Beyer, author of How to Raise a Man, offers advice on how parents can help their teenage boys. Featured on The Parents Website, an Independent Schools Victoria Initiative. Read Article Here

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Parenting expert Megan de Beyer reveals why boys and girls SHOULD be raised differently | Daily Mail Online.

Posted on January 11, 2021

Psychologist Megan de Beyer believes boys and girls should be raised differently, and the exact age parenting changes need to be made. By Alice Murphy for Daily Mail Australia Read Article Here

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Understanding Teen Boys – Megan Talks to Parents

Posted on November 30, 2020

How to Raise a Man – Megan Talks to Parents at Wynberg Boys High School

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Course Preview – Strong Mothers, Strong Sons

Posted on November 6, 2020

A video featuring excerpts from the Strong Mothers, Strong Sons course, with input from moms who’ve attended, and other interviews with Megan.

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Strong Mothers, Strong Teens

Posted on November 6, 2020

While running workshops at schools, I have asked hundreds of moms and sons what they generally fight about. It is easy to see that underlying these everyday clashes there is a deeper agenda, as mothers’ needs are so different from the developmental tasks that their sons are hardwired to achieve. Your teen’s developmental tasks areAutonomy […]

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25 Tips for Mothers of Teenage Boys

Posted on November 6, 2020

Recognise your son’s ownership of his growth into maturity. Notice that your need for control hampers his self-growth. Stop laundering his emotions, let him begin to regulate his own – be the role model and learn to see the difference between venting and communicating. A boy’s strong life impulse needs to be witnessed and acknowledged; […]

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How to Raise a Man

Posted on November 6, 2020

Like it or not, your son is Generation Z. He has been adored and treasured, photographed and recorded. Many of his generation of adolescents are outwardly assertive and outspoken and have good boundaries, yet inwardly they are full of paradoxes. And they are confusing to manage – your GenZ or millennial rules you. They are […]

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Aggressive Adolescents

Posted on November 6, 2020

Aggressive adolescents are of great concern to parents and the community at large. Many adolescent psychologists believe that relationships rescue struggling teens, not punishment. I see all aggressive behaviour as a cry for help. Your child needs empathy, care, understanding and strong structure. He or she also needs to understand why irritability and anger arise […]

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Understanding Boys

Posted on October 17, 2020

Megan De Beyer is a psychologist, parenting expert & mindfulness coach. Based in Cape Town, Megan promotes positive parenting through her parent workshops, in which she guides mothers & helps them to navigate the challenging teenage years. Her mission is to educate parents in order to foster connected, meaningful relationships with their children. Her strategies & tips […]

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14. Raising Sons Right

Posted on September 26, 2020

Are you mom to a teenage boy? Do you wonder how to make him strong and independent but also able to deal with his emotions and be vulnerable? Does it sometimes seem a VERY difficult job? Don’t worry. Help is at hand. After one of her recent “Strong Mothers, Strong Sons” workshops in KZN, Megan […]

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How to Raise a Man

Posted on September 4, 2020

Afternoon Express Family Psychologist & Author, Megan De Beyer, is a self-product of raising two young men (both now in their early thirties) as a single-working mother.

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How to Reach Your Teen Son

Posted on September 1, 2020

So often, during therapy sessions in my practice, I’ve encountered the sulky, surly, withdrawn attitude of the young teen, and the frustrated or embarrassed reaction of the parents. But when I was on holiday with families with teens recently, I witnessed this first hand, outside of my professional sphere. I was fascinated by the reactions […]

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How to Raise a Man – 702

Posted on February 16, 2020

Radio 702 – Megan De Beyer, world-renowned parenting expert and psychologist on her new book, How to Raise a Man, a modern mother’s guide to raising her sons.

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