There’s this excellent thing happening to young boys…

unnamed 2 There's this excellent thing happening to young boys...

Lately, I’ve had a stack of correspondence from young men. When I say young, I mean pre- and early-teen. It makes my day every time. Not least because I know what it takes for a boy to approach an old battleaxe like me. I’d be petrified!

“Here’s some of my favourite pics of my ‘sugar free’ family! Hope you enjoy them!” Jack, 11.

There’s been Jacob Towers who travelled with his Mum to meet me in London a few months back. He made me a bookmark. There’s been Ryan, or “Worm”, 9,  who made me a green loom band “to go with your green shorts”.

My note, from Ryan ("Worm")

I recently worked out 12 per cent of my Facebook audience are young men aged 13-34. And in the 13-17-year-old bracket, there are double the number of boys to girls following. And that’s Facebook. Which doesn’t strike me as the most popular hang for boys. Or am I wrong?

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