You have given him time-out again, and you're beginning to wonder, "What makes him tick?" Most boys love risk-taking. They thrive on rough-and-tumble play and activities that involve lots of movement. They are fascinated with water, dirt, sticks, and loud noises.
For some reason, many boys struggle in organised settings. And it's just a fact that most teachers and practitioners are women. How can we understand them better, so we can help improve the statistics for boys? Ali McClure has some interesting ideas.