The last boys picked : helping boys who don't play sports survive bullies and boyhood

by Edgette, Janet Sasson.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Parenting Center PC 649.132 EDGETTE
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Hampton Community Library Non-Fiction 302.34 EDG
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Summary
Overlooked by a society the reinforces and demands impossible standards of 'masculinity', boys who are uninterested in competitive sports or who have non-aggressive personalities are often vilified and bullied for being different. Compassionate, empowering and instructive, The Last Boys Picked will help parents, teachers, coaches and caregivers identify the emotional and social hurdles the boys face in school and on the playground, offering specific action steps to help any child build resilience and a healthy self-esteem - with life-long benefits.
Contents
Living in dread of phys ed
What kind of boy doesn't like to play sports?
The role of sports in boys' lives
Fake it, make it-or break
The dangers of romanticized masculinity
Boys in straightjackets
We need a different type of warrior
Family matters
Whenever anyone loses, everyone loses
Becoming effective agents of change.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Psychologist Edgette is the mother of Jake, who, unlike his brothers and peers, simply did not enjoy sports. The talents and aptitudes of boys like Jake for other kinds of activities often go unrecognized, she says, because not only are they excluded from the popular crowd, their sexuality is called into question and bullying ensues. When she began writing this seven years ago, the Boy's Movement was at its nascence, geek chic had yet to fully evidence itself, and nonathletic boys were overlooked by peers, teachers, coaches, and parents. She believes, however, that the problem persists, despite those movements, and that the remedy is for adults to step up and change the rules, challenging the status quo and applauding and encouraging the boys (and men) whose social skills are not formed on the playing field. In order to be effective, a parent can follow her instructions and stop the cycle of boy-against-boy aggression by exposing and making explicit the covert dynamics lurking behind certain bullying behaviors, but her approach follows the now familiar antibullying protocols being adopted in schools and on teams. While this is certainly an issue parents will encounter, and this book's straight talk will help some moms and dads, a magazine feature would have sufficed. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Sports -- Psychological aspects.
Boys -- Psychology.
Masculinity.
Sports for children -- Psychological aspects.
Physical education for children -- Psychological aspects.
Athletic ability -- Psychological aspects.
Publisher New York :Berkley Books,2012
Contributors Rupp, Beth Margolis.
Language English
Description xix, 281 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780425245439
0425245438
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