Podcast: Decoding Boys’ Development

In this episode, The Fathering Project’s CEO Káti Gapaillard is joined by Dr Judy Chu.

They talk about the research on boys’ development and how they build relationships while dealing with societal expectations that enforce gender stereotypes. They delve into the concept of masculinity and how society often restricts boys to fit traditional ideas of what it means to be a man.

Judy discusses ways in which parents can support and encourage their boys as they grow, empowering them to embrace their true selves as they become men.

About our Guest 

Judy Chu is an educator, researcher, and author. She teaches a course on Boys’ Psychosocial Development at Stanford University.

Her book, When Boys Become Boys, highlights boys’ relational strengths and how boys’ gender socialisation can impact their development, relationships, and wellbeing.

She also co-edited Adolescent Boys: Exploring Diverse Cultures of Boyhood. Judy currently serves as Chair of the Global Men’s Health Advisory Committee at Movember and co-Chair of the Board of Directors at Equimundo: Centre for Masculinities and Social Justice.

Read more of Dr Judy Chu’s work here.

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