Raising Cain : protecting the emotional life of boys

by Kindlon, Daniel J. 1953-

Format: Print Book 1999.
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Since the publication of Raising Cain, Michael Thompson has been on the road continuously, speaking to parent and teacher groups, education leaders, and public policy makers about the inner lives of boys. Wherever he has gone, parents have opened up their lives and aired their questions and concerns.Now, in "Speaking of Boys", Michael Thompson, with Teresa Barker, has compiled a sampling of the most-asked and most heartfelt questions about boys -- and his answers. Topics include friendship, sports, money, grades, peer pressure, electronics and video games, cruelty, body image, death and illness, divorce, depression, ADD and ADHD, dating, and drugs. In his responses, Thompson offers not only his own insights but those of many parents and teachers who have shared their thoughts with him.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A genuine enthusiasm for their subject shines through the pages of this enormously compelling book, as the authors share insights on boys' emotional development from birth through the college yearsÄan increasingly high-profile topic in the wake of disheartening statistics about adolescent suicide and violence. In much the same way that Reviving Ophelia offered new models for raising girls, therapists Kindlon and Thompson argue that boys desperately need a new standard of "emotional literacy," showing how our culture's dominant masculine stereotypes shortchange boys and lead them toward emotional isolation. The authors turn a spotlight on the inner lives of boys, debunking preconceptions about gender, explaining the importance of nurturing communication skills and empathy in boys as well as girls, and steering boys toward a manhood of emotional attachment, not stoicism and solitude. They also challenge the ways in which, in their view, traditional school environments put boys at a disadvantage (why not hold off on reading instruction a year or two? they ask; why not five short recesses a day?). Such issues as drinking, drugs and the "culture of cruelty" among adolescents, in which "anything a boy says or does can and will be used against him," also meet with sensitive treatment. Separate chapters examine the relationships between fathers and sons and mothers and sons, and show how these can be protected and redefined. This thoughtful book is recommended for parents, teachers or anyone with a vested interest in raising happy, healthy, emotionally whole young men. Agent, Gail Ross of Lichtman, Trister, Singer and Ross. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Boys -- Psychology.
Emotions in children.
Emotions in adolescence.
Sex role in children.
Publisher New York :Ballantine Books,1999.
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Thompson, Michael, 1947-
Barker, Teresa.
Language English
Notes "A living planet book."
Description xv, 287 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-287).
ISBN 0345424573 (HC : alk. paper)
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