Why Boys Don't Talk--and Why It Matters

Why Boys Don't Talk--and Why It Matters

A Parent's Survival Guide to Connecting With your Teen

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
A survival guide for parents of teenage boys provides a series of proven techniques for communicating with their adolescent sons and reestablishing strong emotional bonds with them. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Provides techniques for parents to communicate with their adolescent sons and reestablish emotional bonds with them.

McGraw Hill

Helps parents reopen the lines of communication with "silent" teenage sons and stay emotionally connected with them

Adolescent boys are notoriously uncommunicative. Unfortunately, too many parents equate not talking with not feeling, and, as authors Susan Morris Shaffer and Linda Perlman Gordon explain in this groundbreaking guide, parents who make that assumption end up validating only the most superficial aspects of their sons. Recent bestsellers such as Real Boys and The Wonder of Boys have done a good job of sensitizing parents to the inner lives of boys and opening their eyes to how society shortchanges boys emotionally.

Now, Why Boys Don't Talk--and Why It Matters goes a step further. Coauthored by a nationally acclaimed expert on gender equity and a social worker--both of whom successfully raised teenagers of both sexes--it:

  • Arms parents with proven techniques for communicating with their adolescent sons and reestablishing strong emotional bonds with them
  • Draws upon focus groups as well as the authors' considerable experience in gender equity research and counseling, to analyze the subtle ways boys communicate connection


Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780071417877
0071417877
Branch Call Number: 305.2351 SHAFF
Characteristics: xv, 219 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Gordon, Linda Perlman

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