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The Boy Crisis : Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It

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Author speaking engagements and workshops

Author websites and social media platforms

Promoting to groups: Boys to Men, Mankind

Warren Farrell's previous books have sold a million copies

John Gray's books have sold close to 10 million copies, with one currently selling 300,000 copies per year

John Gray offers Mars/Venus coaching program

Warren Farrell was interviewed in The Telegraph on "the boy crisis" in June 2016

Warren Farrell gave the keynote speech at the Male Psychology Conference in London in 2016
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 153 x 229 x 57.15mm | 725.75g
  • Dallas, United States
  • English
  • 1942952716
  • 9781942952718
  • 48,978

Table of contents

Introduction




My Personal Journey into The Boy Crisis





PART I: Is There Really a Boy Crisis?


1 The Crisis of Our Sons' Mental Health





2 The Crisis of Our Sons' Physical Health





3 The Crisis of Our Sons' Economic Health





4 The Crisis of Our Sons' Education





5 The Crisis of Our Sons Worldwide





6 Why Are We So Blind to the Boy Crisis?





PART II: Why the Boy Crisis Isn't Your Fault


7 The Boy Crisis: A Problem Created by a Solution





PART III: The Purpose Void
8 The Path-to-Purpose Generation Gap




The Power of Purpose


"I never thought you cared enough to ask."



Your Son's Unconscious Wisdom
Can a "Real Man" Transition from Provider-Protector to Nurturer-Connector?





9 The "Hero Paradox": Value Yourself by Not Valuing Yourself




A Hero with a Thousand Faces
The Sirens of Social Bribes


Social bribes: Mom, men, the media, the military



The Catch-22 of Your Son-as-Hero





10 Why Do More Marriages Fail in Countries That Succeed?




The father's catch-22
The Era of the Multi-Option Mom and the No-Option Dad
How Did Our Daughters Avoid the Purpose Void?
"Sorry, It's a Boy"





11 How Raising Our Sons Successfully in the Past Differs from Raising Our Sons Successfully for Their Future




Making Money Versus Making a Difference
How to Guide Different Boys Toward Different Senses of Purpose
Our Sons' New Sense of Purpose: The Hero's Journey to Emotional Intelligence
Son-Dropping





12 Raising a Balanced Son in an Out-of-Balance World




What Happened to Pick-Up Team Sports?
Helping Your Son Find His "Edge"
Filling Your Son's Purpose Void: Your Son as Hero





PART IV: Dad-Deprived Boys vs. Dad-Enriched Boys
13 Dad-Deprived Boys




Boys Who Hurt, Hurt Us


The Lost Boys: Mass shooters
ISIS: A gang of dad-deprived boys?



Bio Dad: The Discovery of the Dad Brain
Careers Are for Now; Children Are Forever
The Absence of Dad Creates the Presence of Government





14 Why Are Dads So Important?




Let Me Count the Ways





15 Rediscovering Dad




The Generation of the Dad Rich Versus the Dad Poor
When Does Dad Begin to Matter?
Stepdad or Bio Dad: Does it Make a Difference?





16 What Dads Do Differently




Boundary Enforcement (Versus Boundary Setting)
Exploring Nature, Taking Risks
Roughhousing: Dad as a Rough, Tough Cream Puff
"Teachable Moments": A Little Pain for a Lot of Gain
Challenging the Kids' Limits
Hangout Time
Teasing: Emotional Intelligence Training, Dad-Style?
The Conditional or Hierarchical Dad
The Worrier and the Warrior: The Checks and Balances of Parenting





17 In the Case of Divorce . . . The Four "Must-Dos"





18 The Father Warrior: Why Fathering Will Be a New Male Sense of Purpose




com: The Father Warrior Meets the Have-It-All Woman
If Men Get Paid More, Is It Realistic for a Dad to Be the Primary Parent?





19 DAD: Discrimination Against Dads




"It Doesn't Feel Right When I See Them Together"
Moms Have the Right to Children, Dads Have to Fight for Children
How Did Father Knows Best Become Father Knows Less?
Guiding Your Son to "Make a Difference"





20 The Best Parent is Both Parents, But . . .




The Best "Parent" is an Attitude Shift


Fighting in front of the kids
No one asked why the men were drinking
Cheap fun for dad and son
Dad-inspiring movies



When the Best "Parent" Cannot Be Both Parents


The Cub Scouts and character
Mentoring and rite-of-passage programs
Grandfather time
When the biological father is missing, can God the Father help?








21 From "Cultural Shrug" to Cultural Shift




Kill Today, Love Tomorrow: The Military Dad Dilemma
From Father's Dime to Father's Time
The Government: As Problem, as Solution


Creating a White House Council on Boys and Men



Our Dads, Our Sons, Our Guns





22 Creating Dad-Enriched Families





PART V: Heroic Intelligence Versus Health Intelligence


23 Heroic Intelligence Versus Health Intelligence




Biologically, Girls Just Live Longer, Right?
Social Bribes: Hollywood-Heroic Health Versus Mental and Physical Health


Does the new heroine mean your son won't have to risk his life for her love?



Health Intelligence Inventory
Boys' Weakness as Their Facade of Strength
Your Son's Body, Not His Choice


"First and ten, concussion again!"
My son wants to join the military. Is this good news or bad news?



Your Son's Body, Your Son's Choice: Resisting the Sirens of Social Bribes





24 Emotional Intelligence and Mental Health




The Barriers to a Boy's Emotional Intelligence
Behind Your Son's Mask


"I'm fine . . . Just leave me alone."
Helping your son take risks in life without risking his life



How Heroic Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence Play Out in Everyday Life


Moving to better neighborhoods helps girls and hurts boys
The bully and the bullied
Helping both the bully and the bullied



Eighteen Steps Toward Integrating Emotional and Physical Health Intelligence into Heroic Intelligence





25 Reversing Depression, Preventing Suicide




Causes of Suicide


Women cry, men die
If no human doing, no human being
Suicide is contagious



Diagnosing Danger: The Warren Farrell Male Depression/Suicide Inventory (WFMDI)
Preventing Suicide





26 Hidden Hazards to Your Son's Health




The "Sperm Crisis": To Be, or Not to Be
Drinking and Drugs
The Unholy Trinity: Obesity, Diabetes, and Erectile Dysfunction





27 From Hurt People Hurting People to Healed People Healing People




Refilling the Empathy Void
Couples' Communication: Your Children's Best Inheritance





PART VI: ADHD: Treatment With or Without Medication


28 The New Neural Crisis




A New Spin on ADHD





29 The Four Faces of ADHD





30 The Many Causes of ADHD




Addressing the Cause to Heal the Brain





31 Natural Solutions to Restore Dopamine Function





32 Natural Supplements for Better Brain Performance





Conclusion




Your Mission: Guiding Your Son to Discover His Mission
Extending Gender Liberation to Dads
From Cultural Shrug to Cultural Mission: A Gender Liberation Movement





Appendix A: Family Dinner Night: The Five Essentials


Appendix B: The Boy Crisis List: The Benefits of Dad, the Dangers of Dad Deprivation


Bibliography





Acknowledgments


About the Authors
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About Warren Farrell

Dr. Warren Farrell is the author of books published in 17 languages. They include two award-winning international best-sellers: Why Men Are The Way They Are plus The Myth of Male Power. Warren has been chosen by the Financial Times as one of the world's top 100 thought leaders.

Dr. Farrell is currently the Chair of the Commission to Create a White House Council on Boys and Men. He is the only man in the U.S. to have been elected three times to the Board of the National Organization for Women (NOW) in New York City. He started more than 300 men and women's groups, including ones joined by men from John Lennon to John Gray. Dr. Farrell has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, TODAY, and Good Morning America, and been the subject of features on 20/20, in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, People, Parade, and The New York Times.

Dr. John Gray is the author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. USA Today listed Mars/Venus as number six among the most influential books of the last quarter century. In hardcover, it was the number one bestselling nonfiction book of the nineties. John Gray's books are translated into approximately 45 languages in more than 100 countries.

Dr. Gray's more recent books include Mars and Venus in the Bedroom, Why Mars and Venus Collide, and Work With Me (with Barbara Annis). John has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, as well as on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, etc. He has been profiled in Time, Forbes, USA Today, TV Guide, and People. He was also the subject of a three-hour special hosted by Barbara Walters.
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