Raising Boys

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

Author: Steve Biddulph

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 0307834042

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 4784

A friendly and practical guide to the stages and issues in boys'¬? development from birth to manhood. From award-winning psychologist Steve Biddulph comes an expanded and updated edition of RAISING BOYS, his international best seller published in 14 countries. His complete guide for parents, educators, and relatives includes chapters on testosterone, sports, and how boys' and girls' brains differ. With gentle humor and proven wisdom, RAISING BOYS focuses on boys' unique developmental needs to help them be happy and healthy at every stage of life.

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

View: 4204

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.

Raising Boys

Why Boys are Different-- and how to Help Them Become Happy and Well-balanced Men

Author: Steve Biddulph

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 158761328X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 215

View: 4028

"A guide to the stages and issues in boys' development from birth to manhood"--Provided by publisher.

Raising Boys, Third Edition

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

Author: Steve Biddulph

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607746034

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 6697

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. From award-winning psychologist Steve Biddulph comes this new edition of Raising Boys, his international best seller published in 14 countries. This complete guide for parents, educators, and relatives includes sections on bullying, online pornography, social media, and how boys' and girls' brains differ. With gentle humor and proven wisdom, Raising Boys focuses on boys' unique developmental needs to help them be happy and healthy at every stage of life.

Raising Boys

Author: Steve Biddulph

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780722599440

Category:

Page: 180

View: 4983

This tape explores what makes boys tick, how they grow up - and how to ensure they grow up to be happy confident grown-ups. The author explains the three key states of childhood - 0-6 where a boy needs mother love and lots of it; 7-14 where he needs a lot of interaction with his father (and mother needs to stand back and let this happen); 14+ where he will shy away from parental interference and needs a responsible male mentor figure to direct him safely through the pitfalls and trails of adolescence.

Bringing Up Boys

Author: James C. Dobson

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414341477

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 2124

2002 Gold Medallion Award winner! Sensible advice and caring encouragement on raising boys from the nation's most trusted parenting expert, Dr.James Dobson. With so much confusion about the role of men in our society, it's no wonder so many parents and teachers are at a loss about how to bring up boys. Our culture has vilified masculinity and, as a result, boys are suffering. Parents, teachers, and others involved in shaping the character of boys have lots of questions. In Bringing Up Boys, Dr. Dobson tackles these questions and offers advice and encouragement based on a firm foundation of biblical principles.

Boys Should Be Boys

7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons

Author: Meg Meeker

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 1596980575

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 287

View: 1138

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

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

View: 2064

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 With ADHD

Secrets for Parenting Healthy, Happy Sons

Author: Mary Anne Richey,James Forgan

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1593639767

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 275

View: 4788

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.

The War Against Boys

How Misguided Policies are Harming Our Young Men

Author: Christina Hoff Sommers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501125427

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 3588

An updated and revised edition of the controversial classic--now more relevant than ever--argues that boys are the ones languishing socially and academically, resulting in staggering social and economic costs. Girls and women were once second-class citizens in the nation's schools. Americans responded w ith concerted efforts to give girls and women the attention and assistance that was long overdue. Now, after two major waves of feminism and decades of policy reform, women have made massive strides in education. Today they outperform men in nearly every measure of social, academic, and vocational well-being. Christina Hoff Sommers contends that it's time to take a hard look at present-day realities and recognize that boys need help. Called "provocative and controversial . . . impassioned and articulate" ("The Christian Science M"onitor), this edition of "The War Against Boys" offers a new preface and six radically revised chapters, plus updates on the current status of boys throughout the book. Sommers argues that the problem of male underachievement is persistent and worsening. Among the new topics Sommers tackles: how the war against boys is harming our economic future, and how boy-averse trends such as the decline of recess and zero-tolerance disciplinary policies have turned our schools into hostile environments for boys. As our schools become more feelings-centered, risk-averse, competition-free, and sedentary, they move further and further from the characteristic needs of boys. She offers realistic, achievable solutions to these problems that include boy-friendly pedagogy, character and vocational education, and the choice of single-sex classrooms. "The War Against Boys" is an incisive, rigorous, and heartfelt argument in favor of recognizing and confronting a new reality: boys are languishing in education and the price of continued neglect is economically and socially prohibitive.

Raising Boys in the 21st Century

Author: Steve Biddulph

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780648100898

Category: Boys

Page: 320

View: 9806

The most popular book ever about raising boys is back, significantly updated to help raise sons in a world that offers gender equality, respect and a whole new kind of man, but is still haunted by toxic masculinity. You'll find cutting-edge science about the 'physical fours', the 'emotional eights' and how puberty can be turned into a positive time, along with hundreds of other practical tips for raising a son. No two boys are alike, and you have to get to know our own unique boy. The idea that 'if we understand them, we can help them' is what has made this book so well loved and trusted in over a million homes. As one of Australia's best-known psychologists for almost 30 years, Steve has introduced a generation of fathers into hands-on engagement with kids, and helped thousands of mothers gain confidence in their ability to raise sons well. He has worked with schools in 17 countries, and 130,000 parents have heard his unforgettable live talks. 'Biddulph is electrifying' -Telegraph 'Biddulph is a spellbinder' - 60 Minutes

Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls

Author: Steve Biddulph

Publisher: HarperTorch

ISBN: 9780007455669

Category: Fathers and daughters

Page: 234

View: 2008

Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys was a global phenomenon. The first book in a generation to look at boys' specific needs, parents loved its clarity and warm insights into their sons' inner world. But today, things have changed. It's girls that are in trouble. There has been a sudden and universal deterioration in girls' mental health, starting in primary school and devastating the teen years. Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls is both a guidebook and a call-to-arms for parents. The five key stages of girlhood are laid out so that you know exactly what matters at which age, and how to build strength and connectedness into your daughter from infancy onwards. Raising Girls is both fierce and tender in its mission to help girls more at every age. It's a book for parents who love their daughters deeply, whether they are newborns, teenagers, young women - or anywhere in between. Feeling secure, becoming an explorer, getting along with others, finding her soul, and becoming a woman - at last, there is a clear map of girls' minds that accepts no limitations, narrow roles or selling-out of your daughter's potential or uniqueness. All the hazards are signposted - bullying, eating disorders, body image and depression, social media harms and helps - as are concrete and simple measures for both mums and dads to help prevent their daughters from becoming victims. Parenthood is restored to an exciting journey, not one worry after another, as it's so often portrayed. Steve talks to the world's leading voices on girls' needs and makes their ideas clear and simple, adding his own humour and experience through stories that you will never forget. Even the illustrations, by Kimio Kubo, provide unique and moving glimpses into the inner lives of girls. Along with his fellow psychologists worldwide, Steve is angry at the exploitation and harm being done to girls today. With Raising Girls he strives to spark a movement to end the trashing of girlhood; equipping parents to deal with the modern world, and getting the media off the backs of our daughters. Raising Girls is powerful, practical and positive. Your heart, head and hands will be strengthened by its message.

Raising Sons and Loving It!

Author: Gary Oliver,Carrie Oliver

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310863686

Category: Religion

Page: 302

View: 9919

In these days of daunting headlines, here's some really good news: Your son was God's idea, and you can help him weather the often rocky transition from boyhood to a manhood shaped by God's character and purposes. Drawing from their extensive clinical and personal experience, Gary and Carrie Oliver show you - How boys really are different from girls - Five keys to raising "emotionally intelligent" sons - What your boys need from your marriage -- and from you - How to help your sons cultivate a heart for God - How to cultivate your sons' ability to deal with failure, loss, and grief . . . And much more.

Raising Boys

How to Raise Balanced and Responsible Sons in our Cluttered World Through Positive Parenting

Author: John S. Roberts

Publisher: PublishDrive

ISBN: 138699538X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 60

View: 8418

Have you wondered if you're making the right decisions when it comes to raising your son? Over the last years, there has been a lot of confusion about the role of boys and men in our society. It's easy to see why parents are left with lots of unanswered questions when they're raising their sons. Raising boys the right way through positive parenting can help them become responsible and balanced teenagers and adults. Here's some of what you can expect to learn inside the pages of this book: Learn how to avoid common mistakes that parents make that can end up harming their sons long-term. How to teach proper conduct at home the right way, saving yourself of countless headaches. Discover how to teach important values such as empathy and gratefulness. Caring for your boy's emotional and mental state. The most common challenges when raising boys and how to easily overcome them. Would you like to enjoy going through every stage of your sons life without worrying if you're doing the right thing or not? The earlier you manage to give proper guidance, the easier it is for a child to grow into a healthier person. However, there is no such thing as being too late, and even the most damaging of behaviors and habits can be helped. Do not leave anything to chance. Start by guiding your son towards the best possible path towards a healthy and responsible adulthood today!

The Making of Men

Raising boys to be happy, healthy and successful

Author: Dr. Arne Rubinstein

Publisher: Dr Arne Rubinstein

ISBN: 1922057312

Category: Boys

Page: 195

View: 5469

As parents, we all want our boys to grow up to be happy, healthy and successful. For this to happen, it’s vital we understand their world, their challenges, and how our relationship with them must change as they become young men. Using real-life examples, parenting expert Dr Arne Rubinstein clearly explains the risks teenagers face today, including drugs, alcohol, technology and peer group pressure. He then shows how you can equip your son to make safe and sensible choices. Whether you’re a single mum of a happy-go-lucky eight-year old, or the parent of a troubled teen, The Making of Men is a practical, commonsense guide to helping your son transition from a boy to a young man who is motivated and inspired. ‘Funny, encouraging, gritty and real.’ Steve Biddulph, bestselling author of Manhood and Raising Boys

The Danish Way of Parenting

What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids

Author: Jessica Joelle Alexander,Iben Sandahl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101992972

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 5796

As seen in The Wall Street Journal--from free play to cozy together time, discover the parenting secrets of the happiest people in the world What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world--and how do Danish parents raise happy, confident, successful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical book presents six essential principles, which spell out P-A-R-E-N-T: Play is essential for development and well-being. Authenticity fosters trust and an "inner compass." Reframing helps kids cope with setbacks and look on the bright side. Empathy allows us to act with kindness toward others. No ultimatums means no power struggles, lines in the sand, or resentment. Togetherness is a way to celebrate family time, on special occasions and every day. The Danes call this hygge--and it's a fun, cozy way to foster closeness. Preparing meals together, playing favorite games, and sharing other family traditions are all hygge. (Cell phones, bickering, and complaining are not!) With illuminating examples and simple yet powerful advice, The Danish Way of Parenting will help parents from all walks of life raise the happiest, most well-adjusted kids in the world. **As seen on Yahoo, Salon, MindBodyGreen, Parents, and more** **International bestseller -- translated into 20 languages**

Raising Girls

How to Help Your Daughter Grow Up Happy, Healthy, and Strong

Author: Steve Biddulph

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607745763

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 9031

A practical guidebook and passionate call-to-arms for parents of girls that empowers them to raise confident, well-rounded daughters in an exploitative world, from the author of the international bestseller Raising Boys. In today's world, it's especially critical for girls to grow up strong and capable. In this impassioned follow-up to his bestselling Raising Boys, author Steve Biddulph brings together the best thinking from around the world on how to raise daughters of sound character who know that they are loved, and can stand up for themselves and others. Biddulph teaches parents how to build their daughters' self-assuredness, encourage friendships, and equip them to learn and believe in themselves. This detailed guidebook teaches parents, grandparents, and caretakers exactly what matters for and to girls at which age, and how to build confidence and connectedness from infancy to young womanhood.

Raising Babies

Should Under 3s Go to Nursery?

Author: Steve Biddulph

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007221924

Category: Child care

Page: 194

View: 7664

Examining how different childcare options are likely to affect you and your child, this work tackles a key issue all parents face and looks at childcare choices and the dilemmas that so often arise. It provides useful case studies from parents who are stay-at-home and those using all-day or part-time childcare-groups.

He'll be OK

helping adolescent boys become good men

Author: Celia Lashlie

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007278802

Category: Parent and teenager

Page: 223

View: 3189

In this funny, honest, no-nonsense book, Celia Lashlie reveals what goes on in the world of boys, and with clarity and insight, she offers parents - especially mothers - practical and reassuring advice on raising their boys to become good, loving, articulate men.

Manhood

An Action Plan for Changing Men's Lives

Author: Steve Biddulph

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781876451202

Category: Masculinity

Page: 230

View: 4195

Since its initial publication in 1994, Manhood has had a profound emotional impact on thousands of men and women. It has sold over 150 000 copies in Australia and New Zealand, making it the most popular book on men's lives in both countries. Steve Biddulph uses stories, humour and a refreshingly honest style of writing that resonates with both men and women. In Manhood, he tackles two critical social issues: creating a healthy masculinity, and how men can free themselves from crippling and outdated roles. This new edition has been specially revised and updated to meet the needs of younger readers, who are struggling with these issues today. Manhood touches the heart of almost everyone who reads it and provides a clear and practical roadmap of what to do. Women find it a revelation and profoundly moving; men gain recognition and a sense of hope that life can be different. Confronting and real, Manhood isn't just something you read, it's something you do.