What did you like to do for fun as a kid?

This video above is an ad that is a punch in the mouth. It is poignant and sad. I don’t have to explain the loss that it represents. It is plain for everyone to see and an occasion for us parents to be vigilant in the formation of our children. We only get one shot, and there are no dress rehearsals.

If you wish to get your son out of a sedentary rut, here’s a book of ideas to engage his mind in the world around him.

The Dangerous Book for Boys (HarperCollins, 2007), by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden.