What Mums tell us about raising boys alone is that despite their best efforts at doing ‘boy’ stuff’, something is still missing. They see a hunger in their boys – a need for recognition from a man. We believe these instincts are right. They need a good male role model to guide them into manhood.
The other way to help Big Buddy is to donate. Only 9% of our funding comes from Government, so we rely on the generosity of funders, sponsors and donors to support our work. The more funding the we get, the more matches we make and that’s always our goal. If you can help – or know someone who can – please Donate.
We aim to enrich fatherless boys’ lives – one visit at a time. To do this, we need good men to step up as mentors. Would you consider becoming a Big Buddy? You’d get to do fun things like kicking a ball round a park, walking on the beach or fishing – maybe just listening to a boy talk. You’d make a real difference to one boy’s life.
Raising strong, happy sons from boyhood to manhood
Co-authored by Big Buddy's Ruth Kerr & Richard Aston
Our Boys looks at the trajectories of men's lives - based on the stories of over 650 men interviewed as part of Big Buddy's intensive screening process. This book provides practical ways to raise emotionally healthy, happy boys from birth to manhood.
“My Dad taught me it's important to get up, get to work, and get moving”
What's the most important thing your dad taught you?
We asked Kiwi men, including a few you'll recognise, and boys to share the life lessons from their fathers that have positively shaped their lives.