Research indicates that in order for boys to open up and talk, action-orientated activities such as sport, physical activity and movement in general are found to have positive results.
Boys can often reveal problems and issues of concern when engaged in activities such as walking the dog, kicking a football and participating in experiences they particularly enjoy.
In his publication, Boys And Their Schooling, Ian Lillico writes about how many boys convert their feelings to movement. Lillico argues that it’s very natural for boys and men to need space and use movement when they have an emotion or feeling to deal with. Essentially, movement for boys can rekindle their feelings. Here are some ways that Lillico provides as examples: