Cover of: Why boys don't talk--and why it matters | Susan Morris Shaffer

Why boys don't talk--and why it matters

a parent's survival guide to connecting with your teen

Published by McGraw-Hill in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Helps parents reopen the lines of communication with "silent" teenage sons and stay emotionally connected with themAdolescent 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 Dont 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 themDraws upon focus groups as well as the authors' considerable experience in gender equity research and counseling, to analyze the subtle ways boys communicate connection

Table of Contents

Why boys don't talk
and why it matters
A new vision : individuation and connection : do we push our sons away?
New challenges for building connections : what can we do to foster closeness?
The veil of masculinity : what is the impact of "boys will be boys"?
What statistics tell us : what is it really like to be a boy today?
Focus on adolescent males of color : what cultural factors affect the development of African American, Asian, and Latino teenage boys to form and sustain connections with parents, schools, and friends?
A work in progress : how do we create more than just a "few good men"?
Somewhere between superhero and geek : how do we make it okay for boys to break out of the box?
The debate about nature versus nurture : how powerful is biology and its impact on behavior and learning?
Historical perspective : the myth of the "good old days" : do we want things the way they were?
Strategies for parents : a baker's dozen : where do we go from here?
The power of connection : how can we redefine masculinity?

Edition Notes

"Some of the material in this book was originally published in 'Why boys don't talk and why we care: a mother's guide to connection"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-205) and index.


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HQ799.15 .S524 2005

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