Raising Boys

Raising Boys : Why Boys Are Different--And How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men

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A revised edition of the bestselling and practical guide to the issues parents face in raising sons--including sex, violence, homework, sports, the Internet, and more--and how to best aid boys' development from birth to manhood. Raising a happy, loving, responsible boy in today's world can be challenging. In this third edition of his international best seller, Steve Biddulph looks at the most important issues in a boy's development from birth to manhood. With gentle humor and proven wisdom backed by decades as a family psychologist and father, he shows parents how to provide the firm, loving guidance that boys need. Updates include information on mitigating the dangerous effects of online pornography, male specific hearing problems, and teen driving on boys. Biddulph also discusses:
- The three stages of boyhood, and how to help them go smoothly.
- Testosterone! How it changes behavior and what to do about it.
- How boys' brain development differs from girls'.
- How to help boys cultivate a caring attitude toward sex.
- The impact of competitive sports on boys, and how to ensure it stays positive.
- Questions to assist in finding boy-friendly schools.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 142 x 217 x 14mm | 268g
  • English
  • 3rd ed.
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1607746026
  • 9781607746027
  • 10,712

Table of contents

Preface to the Third Edition 

Chapter one: What Is It with Boys?
Chapter two: The Three Stages of Boyhood
Chapter three: Testosterone!
Chapter four: How Boys’ and Girls’ Brains Differ
Chapter five: What Dads Can Do
Chapter six: Mothers and Sons
Chapter seven: Developing a Healthy Sexuality
Chapter eight: A Revolution in Schooling
Chapter nine: Boys and Sports
Chapter ten: A Community Challenge

Appendix A: Practical Notes on ADHD in Boys
Appendix B: How to Tell Whether a School
Is a Good One for Boys
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About Steve Biddulph

STEVE BIDDULPH is one of the world's best-known parenting authors, with books in four million homes and thirty-one languages. He was a family psychologist for more than thirty years, and teaches at The Cairnmillar Institute in Melbourne. He lives in Tasmania, Australia.
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