Boys Should Be Boys

7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons
Author: Meg Meeker
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 1596980575
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 287
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A guide to raising boys discusses encouragement, spending time together, the role of outdoor activites, rules, virtue, and adressing important issues.

Boys Should Be Boys

7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons
Author: Meg Meeker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1596980656
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 273
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In Boys Should Be Boys , one of our most trusted authorities helps parents restore the delights of boyhood and enable today’s boys to become the mature, confident, and thoughtful men of tomorrow. Boys will always be boys–rambunctious, adventurous, and curious, climbing trees, building forts, playing tackle football, and pushing their growing bodies to the limit as part of the rite of passage into manhood. But today our sons face an increasingly hostile world that doesn’t value the high-spirited, magical nature of boys. In a collective call to let our boys be boys, Dr. Meg Meeker explores the secrets to boyhood.

Boys Should Be Boys

7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons
Author: Meg Meeker
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 9781596980570
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 287
View: 6211

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A guide to raising boys discusses encouragement, spending time together, the role of outdoor activites, rules, virtue, and adressing important issues.

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

10 Secrets Every Father Should Know
Author: Meg Meeker
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345499395
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 267
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Citing the pivotal role of a father in a daughter's psychological, physical, and spiritual health, a national speaker on teen issues identifies and describes ten virtues that the author believes can be effectively emulated by today's fathers to promote healthy father-daughter relations and overall well-being in young women. Reprint.

Strong Mothers, Strong Sons

Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Men
Author: Meg Meeker, M.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 034551811X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 368
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Meg Meeker, M.D., acclaimed author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, now turns to an equally powerful relationship in the family: the one between mother and son. From the moment a mother holds her newborn son, his eyes tell her that she is his world. But often, as he grows up, the boy who needs her simultaneously pushes her away. Calling upon thirty years of experience as a pediatrician, Meg Meeker, M.D., a highly sought after national speaker, assistant professor of clinical medicine, and mother of four, shares the secrets that every mother needs to know in order to strengthen—or rebuild—her relationship with her son. Boys today face unique challenges and pressures, and the burden on mothers to guide their boys through them can feel overwhelming. This empowering book offers a road map to help mothers find the strength and confidence to raise extraordinary sons by providing encouragement, education, and practical advice about • the need for mothers to exercise courage and be bolder and more confident about advising and directing their boys • the crucial role mothers play in expressing love to sons in healthy ways so they learn to respect and appreciate women as they grow up • the importance of teaching sons about the values of hard work, community service, and a well-developed inner life • the natural traps mothers of boys often fall into—and how to avoid them • the need for a mother to heal her own wounds with the men in her life so she can raise her son without baggage and limitations • the best ways to survive the moments when the going gets tough and a mom’s natural ways of communicating—talking, analyzing, exploring—only fuel the fire When a mother holds her baby boy for the first time, she also instinctively knows something else: If she does her job right and raises her son with self-esteem, support, and wisdom, he will become the man she knows he was meant to be. Praise for Strong Mothers, Strong Sons “Solid, practical advice for women on how to properly nurture their sons.”—Kirkus Reviews Praise for Meg Meeker, M.D. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters “Dr. Meeker’s conclusions are timely, relevant, and often deeply moving. No one interested in what girls experience growing up in our culture today—and the impact that parents, especially fathers, have on the experience—can afford to miss reading this book.”—Armand M. Nicholi, Jr., M.D., professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School “Reassuring and challenging . . . a helpful road map for concerned fathers [that] tackles difficult issues.”—National Review Boys Should Be Boys “If you want to raise a boy you’ll be proud of, read Boys Should Be Boys.”—Dave Ramsey, author of The Total Money Makeover “Filled with inspirational vignettes, Boys Should Be Boys empowers parents to stay involved and protect their sons’ innocence. It’s a wonderfully written and eye-opening book—a must-read.”—Neil Bernstein, Ph.D., author of There When He Needs You The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers “Offers practical ways to help you let go of ‘mom guilt’ in order to become a happier, healthier woman.”—Parent & Child “Just about any mom, or dad, can find useful wisdom in this book.”—Associated Press From the Trade Paperback edition.

Raising a Son

Parents and the Making of a Healthy Man
Author: Don Elium,Jeanne Elium
Publisher: Celestial Arts
ISBN: 0307785769
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 344
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Boys pose special challenges for today’s stressed parents. In Raising A Son, the Eliums embrace the challenges--and the joys--of raising boys with compassion, commitment, experience, patience, and humor. This fully updated and expanded edition follows the psychological development of boys from infancy to young adulthood. Look for new sections on: • media and violence • the “boy code” • age-appropriate morality • the out-of-control son • triggers for aggression • when and how to get help • coping with guilt • the highly sensitive son • triggers for withdrawal • why he gets overwhelmed • hypersensitivity and ADD • the right role models

Raising Boys by Design

What the Bible and Brain Science Reveal about What Your Son Needs to Thrive
Author: Gregory L. Jantz,Michael Gurian
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
ISBN: 0307731685
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 228
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Combines the latest research in brain science with wisdom from the Bible to offer strategies for raising a son of faith and helping him succeed in school, develop a strong character, and nurture compassion and empathy.

It's a Boy!

Your Son's Development from Birth to Age 18
Author: Michael Thompson, PhD,Teresa Barker
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345512802
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 480
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From the New York Times bestselling co-author of Raising Cain, It’s a Boy! is the first major parenting book to chart every stage of a boy’s life. This upbeat, authoritative, and reassuring guide–written by psychologist Michael Thompson, Ph.D., a leading international expert on boys’ development, and journalist Teresa H. Barker–shows how a boy’s inner life progresses through infancy, childhood, and adolescence. What do boys actually need? How exactly does a healthy boy look and act? It’s a Boy! has the answers, providing expert advice on the developmental, psychological, social, and academic life of boys from infancy through the teen years. Exploring the many ways in which boys strive for masculinity and attempt to define themselves, Dr. Thompson identifies the key developmental transitions that mark a boy’s psychological growth and emotional health, and the challenges both boys and parents face at each age. • Expecting a Boy: how our deeply held hopes, fears, and family histories shape our expectations of boys and our parenting techniques • Baby Boys (birth to 18 months): falling in love with your son, healthy attachment, trust, and temperament • Toddler Years (18 months to 3 years): boys on the go, bold steps, blankies, budding language, and rambunctious physicality • Powerful Little Boys (ages 3 and 4): superhero ambitions, penis play and potty talk, learning to manage the force of his anger, and celebrating the power of the boy group • Starting School (ages 5 through 7): developmental cues for school readiness, transitional challenges, girl cooties and boys-only play, tough talk, tender hearts, and first friends • Boys on a Mission (ages 8 through 10): striving for mastery in sports, screen games, and boy society, organizing the boy brain for school success, and glaring academic gender gaps • The Preteen (ages 11 through 13): puberty, posturing and popularity, the culture of cruelty, hidden sensitivity, and stoic silence in the middle school years • Early High School (ages 14 and 15): the secret life of boys, powerful peer groups, sexuality, school strategies, the shift away from Mom (she knows too much), and yearning for Dad’s respect and attention • On the Brink of Manhood (ages 16 through 18): the quest for independence, sex, love, driving, drinking, and other choices and challenges of life Practical, insightful, wonderfully engaging, and filled with instructive true stories any parent of a son will recognize, It’s a Boy! is the definitive guide to raising boys in today’s world, revealing with humor, compassion, and joy all the infinite varieties of boys and the deep and profound ways in which we love them. From the Hardcover edition.

The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers

Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose, and Sanity
Author: Meg Meeker
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345518071
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 249
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The author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters counsels mothers struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem and other common issues on how to embrace more positive habits, using inspirational stories and specific action plans based on living simply and rebalancing.

Raising Cain

Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys
Author: Dan Kindlon, Ph.D.,Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307569226
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
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The stunning success of Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher's landmark book, showed a true and pressing need to address the emotional lives of girls. Now, finally, here is the book that answers our equally timely and critical need to understand our boys. In Raising Cain, Dan Kindlon, Ph.D., and Michael Thompson, Ph.D., two of the country's leading child psychologists, share what they have learned in more than thirty-five years of combined experience working with boys and their families. They reveal a nation of boys who are hurting--sad, afraid, angry, and silent. Statistics point to an alarming number of young boys at high risk for suicide, alcohol and drug abuse, violence and loneliness. Kindlon and Thompson set out to answer this basic, crucial question: What do boys need that they're not getting? They illuminate the forces that threaten our boys, teaching them to believe that "cool" equals macho strength and stoicism. Cutting through outdated theories of "mother blame," "boy biology," and "testosterone," Kindlon and Thompson shed light on the destructive emotional training our boys receive--the emotional miseducation of boys. Through moving case studies and cutting-edge research, Raising Cain paints a portrait of boys systematically steered away from their emotional lives by adults and the peer "culture of cruelty"--boys who receive little encouragement to develop qualities such as compassion, sensitivity, and warmth. The good news is that this doesn't have to happen. There is much we can do to prevent it. Kindlon and Thompson make a compelling case that emotional literacy is the most valuable gift we can offer our sons, urging parents to recognize the price boys pay when we hold them to an impossible standard of manhood. They identify the social and emotional challenges that boys encounter in school and show how parents can help boys cultivate emotional awareness and empathy--giving them the vital connections and support they need to navigate the social pressures of youth. Powerfully written and deeply felt, Raising Cain will forever change the way we see our sons and will transform the way we help them to become happy and fulfilled young men. From the Hardcover edition.

Raising Boys

Why Boys Are Different - And How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men
Author: Steve Biddulph
Publisher: HarperThorsons
ISBN: 9780008283674
Category: Boys
Page: 224
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A word of mouth bestseller which has become one of the best loved and most successful books in the parenting field. With around 20% new material, Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys is to be re-released this month with some startling new research on what helps - and what harms - boys. In this expanded and updated edition, Steve Biddulph shares and gives practical and honest advice to parents so they can recognise the different stages of boyhood and learn how to raise happy, confident and kind young men. Boys need to be parented in a different way from girls with their own very special psychological and physical make-up. Home, society and education have failed boys badly - and these failures lead to unhappy men who cannot fully become happy, responsible, emotionally-confident adults. While it is essential that boys spend more time learning about manhood from their fathers, Biddulph updates his classic to include helpful information for mothers and single mothers with baby boys. This extended edition explores some important topics:.* How ADHD may be caused by stress in the first year of life.* Whether boys should start school later than girls.* How important it is to let boys cry, and how crying helps avoid violence, suicide, and risky behaviour.* Two completely new stages of boyhood we didn't know about: the FULL ON FOURS and the EMOTIONAL EIGHTS* Help for single mothers raising sons.* How to choose a sport that does more good than harm.* What we can do about boys and binge drinking.* What science can tell us about teenage boys and driving - and how we can keep our sons safe. Raising Boys offers parents real-life situations, thought-provoking insights, humour and help.

Wild Things

The Art of Nurturing Boys
Author: Stephen James,David Thomas
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414332826
Category: Religion
Page: 368
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"A practical guide to understanding the way, the mind, and the heart of a boy."--Cover.

Strong Fathers, Strong Sons, Strong Men

10 Secret Truths to Raise Your Son to Be a Man
Author: Calvin E. Clark, Sr.
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517117597
Category:
Page: 300
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Amazon's #1 Bestseller Strong Fathers, Strong Sons, Strong Men is a Powerful book for Fathers and Mothers whose desire is to raise their sons to grow up to be strong, well balanced, well rounded, well prepared Men, Husbands and Fathers. This book was written by a Father that knows the importance of strong fatherhood and the enormous impact that a father has in the life of a child and in the life of that child as he or she becomes an adult. This book was written as a guide to help fathers teach their sons valuable principles that they will need as they transition from a male to a man. Strong Fathers, Strong Sons, Strong Men gives an eye opening insight and a rare uninhibited firsthand perspective on what it means to be a man and the roles that fathers must play if they wish to raise healthy, happy and well adjusted sons who will eventually grow up to be well adjusted and fully prepared Men. Strong Fathers, Strong Sons, Strong Men will teach Fathers, Men and their sons the following: How to increase your Value as a Man, 5 Things your mother didn't tell you about women and how to become the type of Man that Women Really want and need, How to start a small business for $50 or less, How to set goals, How to live up to your potential and much much more. Strong Fathers, Strong Sons, Strong Men is designed to be a trusted and honest companion on the challenging and exciting road of Fatherhood and to help you in raising your son into a Man.

How Do You Tuck In a Superhero?

And Other Delightful Mysteries of Raising Boys
Author: Rachel Balducci
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441207341
Category: Humor
Page: 179
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When Rachel Balducci looks for material for her writing, she doesn't have to look far. Her subject matter can be found climbing through the window, hanging on to the edge of the roof, and always at the refrigerator. Here she chronicles the exuberant, awesome life of boys through conversations overheard, rules she's been forced to make, and the many episodes of boy behavior that continue to mystify mothers worldwide. From the care and feeding of her team, to travels out in public, to their wide-eyed adoration of Walker, Texas Ranger, this laugh-out-loud celebration joyfully explores the sweet and wild side of boyhood.

The Way of Boys

Promoting the Social and Emotional Development of Young Boys
Author: Anthony Rao, PhD,Michelle Seaton
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061933775
Category: Psychology
Page: 304
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The Way of Boys by renowned psychologist Dr. Anthony Rao is an important wake-up call to the dangers of over-medicating our male children and our current tendency to treat their active boyhood as an illness. Dr. Rao raises a much-needed alarm in this essential volume that belongs in every parent’s collection alongside Raising Cain by Michael Thompson. In these times when many parents, concerned about ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, and bipolar disorder, may be dangerously misinterpreting their young sons’ healthy, normal development process, The Way of Boys is must reading.

Mothers and Sons

Raising Boys to Be Men
Author: Jean Lush,Pamela Vredevelt
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 9780800786823
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
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How can mothers help rambunctious little boys grow up to be well-adjusted adults? What kind of goals should they have for raising their sons? Are there skills mothers can learn that will make child rearing more enjoyable? Mothers and Sons, available for the first time in mass market, answers these and other questions with reliable and effective counsel. Family therapists Jean Lush and Pam Vredevelt present guidelines for instilling self-control, maturity, and morality into a young boy's identity. Especially helpful are the descriptions of normal developmental and sexual phases of boys from infancy to the teen years and discussion on how to best handle the difficult issues of each stage. Special chapters for single moms and step-moms are included as well.

Raising Boys With ADHD

Secrets for Parenting Healthy, Happy Sons
Author: Mary Anne Richey,James Forgan
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1593639767
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 275
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Written by two professionals who have "been there and done that" with their own sons with ADHD, "Raising Boys With ADHD" empowers parents to help their sons with ADHD find success in school and beyond. The book covers topics not often found in other parenting guides such as the preschool years and early diagnosis and strategies for teens transitioning to work and college. Filled with practical knowledge, resources, and tools needed to help parents address the many strengths and challenges of boys with ADHD, this book provides parents with encouragement and hope for the future.

I'm Outnumbered!

One Mom's Lessons in the Lively Art of Raising Boys
Author: Laura Lee Groves
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 0825489709
Category: Religion
Page: 185
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I’m Outnumbered! offers sound advice and encouragement for every mom who has more than one son, even if there’s a girl in the mix. Laura Lee Grove's combination of personal anecdotes, authoritative research, and humorous stories will give every outnumbered mom much-needed encouragement, inspiration, and information.

Manliness


Author: Harvey Claflin Mansfield
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300122541
Category: Social Science
Page: 289
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This is the first comprehensive study of manliness, a quality both bad and good, mostly male, often intolerant, irrational, and ambitious. Drawing from science, literature, and philosophy, Mansfield formulates a reasoned defense of a quality hardly obedient to reason.

Self Esteem For Boys


Author: Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409003477
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
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SELF-ESTEEM FOR BOYS is an essential guide for helping parents and tea chers support boys through the difficulties of growing up. Self-esteem is what every parent wishes their son to have. It is his passport to a happier, more fulfilled life. The quiet confidence that self-respect gives to boys ensures that they learn to learn, play, love and commun icate better. This practical book suggests ways to handle difficult stages in boys' lives, and when they are likely to occur, so that those who deal with them may help them to gain self-esteem. Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer shows how to: --Understand the challenges and opportunities that boys face today; --Help boys develop the inner strength to resist peer group demands; --Manage boys' behaviour in a way that preserves and promotes their self -esteem; --Respond sensitively when boys suffer setbacks;