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Raising Boys, Third Edition: Why Boys Are Different--and How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-Balanced MenAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Steve Biddulph
Publisher: Ten Speed Press; 3 edition (2014, Mar 4th).
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.Raising a happy, loving, responsible boy in today’s world can be challenging. In this third edition of his international best seller, Steve Biddulph looks at the most important issues in a boy’s development from birth to manhood. With gentle humor and proven wisdom backed by decades as a family psychologist and father, he shows parents how to provide the firm, loving guidance that boys need. Updates include information on mitigating the dangerous effects of online pornography, male specific hearing problems, and teen driving on boys. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Pam Withers
Publisher: Viva Editions (2013, Jul 16th).
Everyone knows that boys are falling behind in education. Largely left out of the discussion are parents of boys, who are most aware that their bright, eager sons hit an invisible wall somewhere near fourth grade, after which they become disengaged, discouraged, and disaffected. There are dozens of books on underachieving boys, but most parents brave enough to lift one off the shelf are instantly intimidated by the footnotes, graphs, case studies, and academic-speak addressed almost entirely to educators. What about the average guilt-ridden, frustrated mother or father of an underachieving boy? Jump-Starting Boys is the first book on the market that empowers parents, helping them reclaim the duties and rewards of raising their children and navigate the influences of school and media. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Joe Kelly
Publisher: ALPHA (2014, Jan 7th).
Most men will agree that the arrival of a baby — whether the first or fifth — can be panic inducing. Parenting expert Joe Kelly uses his years as a dad and granddad to help any father-to-be get through the uncertainty and life-changing experiences. Dads-to-be will understand what their partners are going through and what they should (and should not) do to help. Essential content also includes the details of baby's development within the womb, the financial impact of a new baby, tips on getting the nursery ready, and much more. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Family Whispering: The Baby Whisperer's Commonsense Strategies for Communicating and Connecting with the People You Love and Making Your Whole Family StrongerAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Melinda Blau
Publisher: Atria Books (2014, Feb 18th).
Parenting is something you do. Family is something you are.—TRACY HOGG Before her untimely death in 2004, Tracy—aka the Baby Whisperer—and her longtime collaborator, journalist Melinda Blau, conceived a fourth book that would apply the commonsense principles of baby whispering to the “whole family.” This ground-breaking book explains why “family” is defined by much more than the relationship between parent and child. By widening the lens to focus on the family as an entity, Blau uses the Baby Whisperer philosophy to illuminate how the multiple bonds and interactions that unfold within a household of adults and children coalesce to form a larger family dynamic. By taking this wider perspective, she enables readers to see everyday challenges—such as sibling rivalry, communication, and time management—with fresh eyes. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability