Boys' Rites of Passage

Our Sons' Futures

What’s Next?

Posted by Thomas on November 19, 2012

As the year ends it is that time again to reflect on hits and misses in terms of the goals I set for myself this year and to set goals for next year.

I am still trying to determine the best approach for moving this blog forward. Now that my son is out of the house seeking to make his own way in the world I’m not sure where to go from here. I have toyed with the idea of continuing the rites of passage theme but applying it to “middle-aged-men”.  Stay tuned. Happy holidays!



3 Responses to “What’s Next?”

  1. We are always growing and experiencing parenthood in new ways. As our children mature, so do we. Our relationship changes from everyday caregiver, to advise giver. We continue to learn how to parent from afar. Unfortunately, children don’t come with how to manuals – and being a parent to a young adult doesn’t come with a how to manual either. I agree with the previous commenter, you have so much knowledge to share with parents of young men who are still in the fray, and you will have even more to share about being the parent of a young black man and how your relationship grows and changes. Much success on figuring out where to go from here!

  2. Thomas said


    Thank you SO VERY MUCH for expressing this sentiment. It meant a great deal (isn’t it awesome how you can positively affect the life of someone you don’t know?! WOW!!).

    You’ve given me a load to think about. Bless you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me.

  3. Jan Nash said

    Please continue with your blog. I know that your son has left home, but so many sons remain at home, and any future thoughts, links and information you have on this evolving subject for those of us who still have black boys to raise, is greatly appreciated. Now, more than ever, our boys need guidance and milestones in their lives that help signify and celebrate their progress from boyhood to manhood. Because of the changing and challenging times we live in, our boys need more help than ever to find their way in this world, and we as parents need more help. Your blog still provides a good site where people can go to find information that is helpful in paretning and raising their boys in this problematic culture we live in. Thanks for your contribution!

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