It's never too early to start talking to boys about gender, consent, and empathy. In a world still steeped in gender inequality and sexual violence, it's become more and more clear that we can't just teach girls to protect themselves. We must also teach boys not to do harm. As parents, we all want to raise kind and loving kids who will grow up to be conscientious adults. But when you look closely at our society--especially at the statistics surrounding rape, domestic violence, and sexual assault--it's clear that something needs to change. It's time to teach our sons compassion and empathy.