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Manmade Conversation Cards
Coming June 1, 2016
Our 'Manmade Conversation Cards' are a great way to initiate talking to a boy/young man about the important stuff.
There are 7 suits of questions within the pack.
My Stuff, Male Stuff, Body Stuff, Head Stuff, Relationship Stuff, Big Stuff, Future Stuff.
Each suit has 10-12 cards with 4-6 questions of varying depth on each.
That's around 300 conversations to help you tell your story to your boy and for your boy to get to know you and perhaps most importantly, himself, a little better.
Here's an example from the 'Male Stuff' suit of cards:
Do you like being a male?
What are 3 things you like about being a male?
Is there anything you don't like about it or find difficult? What about being a man are you looking forward to?
Do you feel any pressure to be a certain type of man?
If so, what kind of man?
Manmade Conversation Cards, helping guys to chat!
Manmade Rite Of Passage Online Course
As our school-based Rite of Passage program, The Rite Journey, has now become more widespread throughout Australia and gone international, we have had numerous requests about helping families create a Rite of Passage process for their boy.
In response to this need and drawing on our work with hundreds of boys as well as our experience in facilitating groups of men, we have begun developing an online resource which will be available to help you create this process for your boy.
The process requires an adult man to be involved. It could be the father, step-father, grandfather, uncle or trusted family friend for example. This man will mentor your boy using the conversations and activities which we will provide to help empower your boy into manhood.
The series of videos will give you the tools and guidance required for you to tailor an effective and potentially life-changing experience.
As well as providing guidance on specific beneficial conversations, we will suggest a variety of other activities that will enhance their experience, making it memorable and creating positive change.
‘It seems that it is only the recent West that has deemed it unnecessary to “initiate” young men.
Otherwise, culture after culture felt that if the young man were not introduced to “the mysteries”,
he would not know what to do with his pain and would almost always abuse his power.
It looks like they were right.’
Richard Rohr, Boys to men: rediscovering rites of passage for our time