Speaking of Boys

Author: Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307491206
Release Date: 2009-04-23
Genre: Family & Relationships

My eight-year-old son is the only boy in his class who doesn't have a Gameboy. I don't want him to be ostracized for not having one, but I worry that it's addictive. What do you think? Our two sons are eleven and fourteen, and they are fiercely competitive. The tension around our house is awful. How can we help them get along better? We've worked very hard to keep our ten-year-old son in touch with his feelings. Sometimes it seems as if we've put him at a disadvantage, surrounded by tougher boys who can be pretty cruel with teasing. How can we help him protect himself when other boys start to tease? With his bestselling book Raising Cain, Michael Thompson, Ph.D., at last broke the silence surrounding the emotional life of boys and spearheaded an important national debate. His warmth and humor quickly made him a popular and respected international speaker and consultant. Now he directs his authority, insight, and eloquence to answering your questions about raising a son. With candid questions and thoughtful, detailed responses, Speaking of Boys covers hot-button topics such as peer pressure, ADHD/ADD, and body image as well as traditional issues such as friendship, divorce, and college and career development. This perceptive, informative, and passionate book will leave you not only with useful, practical advice but also with the comforting knowledge that other parents share the same concerns you do when it comes to raising our boys into well-adjusted, responsible men. From the Trade Paperback edition.

It s a Boy

Author: Michael Thompson, PhD
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345512804
Release Date: 2008-08-05
Genre: Family & Relationships

From the New York Times bestselling co-author of Raising Cain, It’s a Boy! is the first major parenting book to chart every stage of a boy’s life. This upbeat, authoritative, and reassuring guide–written by psychologist Michael Thompson, Ph.D., a leading international expert on boys’ development, and journalist Teresa H. Barker–shows how a boy’s inner life progresses through infancy, childhood, and adolescence. What do boys actually need? How exactly does a healthy boy look and act? It’s a Boy! has the answers, providing expert advice on the developmental, psychological, social, and academic life of boys from infancy through the teen years. Exploring the many ways in which boys strive for masculinity and attempt to define themselves, Dr. Thompson identifies the key developmental transitions that mark a boy’s psychological growth and emotional health, and the challenges both boys and parents face at each age. • Expecting a Boy: how our deeply held hopes, fears, and family histories shape our expectations of boys and our parenting techniques • Baby Boys (birth to 18 months): falling in love with your son, healthy attachment, trust, and temperament • Toddler Years (18 months to 3 years): boys on the go, bold steps, blankies, budding language, and rambunctious physicality • Powerful Little Boys (ages 3 and 4): superhero ambitions, penis play and potty talk, learning to manage the force of his anger, and celebrating the power of the boy group • Starting School (ages 5 through 7): developmental cues for school readiness, transitional challenges, girl cooties and boys-only play, tough talk, tender hearts, and first friends • Boys on a Mission (ages 8 through 10): striving for mastery in sports, screen games, and boy society, organizing the boy brain for school success, and glaring academic gender gaps • The Preteen (ages 11 through 13): puberty, posturing and popularity, the culture of cruelty, hidden sensitivity, and stoic silence in the middle school years • Early High School (ages 14 and 15): the secret life of boys, powerful peer groups, sexuality, school strategies, the shift away from Mom (she knows too much), and yearning for Dad’s respect and attention • On the Brink of Manhood (ages 16 through 18): the quest for independence, sex, love, driving, drinking, and other choices and challenges of life Practical, insightful, wonderfully engaging, and filled with instructive true stories any parent of a son will recognize, It’s a Boy! is the definitive guide to raising boys in today’s world, revealing with humor, compassion, and joy all the infinite varieties of boys and the deep and profound ways in which we love them. From the Hardcover edition.

The Pressured Child

Author: Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307489791
Release Date: 2011-08-17
Genre: Family & Relationships

The push for students to excel at school and get into the best colleges has never been more intense. In this invaluable new book, the bestselling co-author of Raising Cain addresses America’s performance-driven obsession with the accomplishments of its kids–and provides a deeply humane response. “How was school?” These three words contain a world of desire on the part of parents to know what their children are learning and experiencing in school each day. Children may not divulge much, but psychologist Michael Thompson suggests that the answers are there if we know how to read the clues and–equally important–if we remember our own school days. School, Thompson reminds us, occupies more waking hours than kids spend at home; and school is full not just of studies but of human emotion–excitement, fear, envy, love, anger, sexuality, boredom, competitiveness. Through richly detailed interviews, case histories, and student e-mail journals, including those of his own children, Thompson illuminates the deeper psychological journey that school demands, a journey that all children must take in order to grow and develop, whether they are academic aces or borderline dropouts. Most of us remember this journey, if we are honest with ourselves, but our children must experience it in their own way, for better or worse. In stories that are by turns poignant, shocking, uplifting, and inspiring, we see students grapple with the textured reality of their lives, devising their own unique strategies to survive and thrive in school. For parents, this book reveals the hidden emotional landscape of the school day and points toward the answers we both desire and dread as we seek to help our children find success in school and beyond. Bridging the worlds of the growing and the grown-up, and told in Thompson’s compassionate voice as both psychologist and father, The Pressured Child shows us how to listen for the truth of our children’s experience–and how to trust, love, and ultimately let go of a child. It is a crucial book for our stressful age–and an ideal resource for families struggling to survive it. From the Hardcover edition.

The Parents Guide to Boys

Author: Abigail James
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 9781936909599
Release Date: 2012-11-28
Genre: Family & Relationships

Raising a boy poses unique challenges. This entertaining and informative user’s manual will help you work with your son to prepare him for school. Abigail James’s experiences as a teacher, mother of a son, and lifelong learner confirm her belief that parents want to give their children the best preparation for life they possibly can. If you have a son—or know someone who’s raising a boy—here’s the book you’ve been looking for. Its clear, practical advice will guide you through preparing your child for school and for life. Packed with activities you can implement immediately, humorous examples you’ll remember forever, and wisdom Abigail has acquired in the trenches, The Parents’ Guide to Boys is a book you’ll quote often and go back to again and again. No matter whether your son is eight months or eighteen years old, Abigail has tips for giving him a great head start, keeping him engaged in the classroom, and creating a happy, self-sufficient young man.

Mentoring Children and Adolescents

Author: Maureen A. Buckley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 027597975X
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Education

The concept of mentoring and information on the role of caring adult-youth relationships in fostering positive development for young people are presented and explored.

How to Say it to Boys

Author: Richard Heyman
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0735203687
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Self-Help

Organized by age, this helpful parenting manual offers practical advice on the art of communicating with boys, with tips on how to discuss such topics as bullying, discipline, substance abuse, and sex; suggestions on how to help boys sort out their emotions; ways to get boys to listen and remember; and more. Original.

Labor Without Class

Author: Michael Thompson
Publisher: Pluto Press (Australia)
ISBN: 1864030739
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Political Science


Best friends worst enemies

Author: Michael Thompson
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
ISBN: 034544289X
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Family & Relationships

Details the complex nature of children's friendships by providing thought-provoking discussions and heartwarming stories on the difference between friendship and popularity, how boys and girls deal with intimacy and commitments, and more. Reprint.

Growing Up Too Fast

Author: Sylvia Rimm
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1579547095
Release Date: 2005-09-17
Genre: Family & Relationships

A leading child psychologist reveals the results of an unprecedented survey of America's pre-teens-and helps parents deal with the troubling findings Through instant messaging, cell phones, and email, today's middle schoolers hide their real lives from their parents. To find out what these youngsters are really up to, Dr. Sylvia Rimm, author of the New York Times bestseller See Jane Win, conducted a survey of over 5,400 middle school kids and talked with over 300 students in focus groups. In Growing Up Too Fast, Dr. Rimm reveals the startling results of her research. While parents remember high school as the time when they encountered sex, drugs, body image issues, and other "teenage" problems, today's kids face these pressures in middle school. In fact, some are confronting "teen" issues by age 9 or 10. A 7th-grader told Dr. Rimm about "a friend who brags that she can chug a Bloody Mary in less than 10 seconds." In Growing Up Too Fast, Dr. Rimm shows parents exactly what they can do to help their kids with these modern pressures. Katie Couric, host of NBC's Today show, has called her "a welcome voice of calm and reason-someone who offers practical advice, with almost immediate results." Growing Up Too Fast will show parents how to lead today's new breed of adolescents to a bright and promising future.

The Politics of Policy in Boys Education

Author: Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230608396
Release Date: 2008-10-15
Genre: Education

This book explores boy-focused education policy and how different educators struggle to implement or resist it in their schools. Weaver-Hightower examines masculinity politics in Australia and the United States, mapping how these politics create panic over raising and educating boys the “Right” way. Contextualizing this policy with movements for boys’ education around the world, this book offers progressive strategies for resisting conservative, regressive, anti-feminist programs for boys.

Masculinities

Author: Mark Hussey
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: STANFORD:36105111768128
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science

For courses in Gender Studies; this text can also be used in Introductory Composition classes and Writing Across the Disciplines courses. This text is a collection of articles and short stories from a wide range of sources and disciplines, including sociology, medicine, history, philosophy, education, cultural studies, and biology, as well as fiction. Its goal is to encourage students to focus attention on the meanings of masculinity in the contemporary United States. Organized in broad categories, it offers a flexible format adaptable to various kinds and levels of classes and seminars.

Der Junge im gestreiften Pyjama

Author: John Boyne
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104010540
Release Date: 2010-10-18
Genre: Fiction

Die Geschichte von »Der Junge im gestreiften Pyjama« ist schwer zu beschreiben. Normalerweise geben wir an dieser Stelle ein paar Hinweise auf den Inhalt, aber bei diesem Buch - so glauben wir - ist es besser, wenn man vorher nicht weiß, worum es geht. Wer zu lesen beginnt, begibt sich auf eine Reise mit einem neunjährigen Jungen namens Bruno. (Und doch ist es kein Buch für Neunjährige.) Früher oder später kommt er mit Bruno an einen Zaun. Zäune wie dieser existieren auf der ganzen Welt.

Human Sexuality 02 03

Author: Susan Bunting
Publisher: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 0072506903
Release Date: 2001-12
Genre: Sex

This annually updated reader is a compilation articles selected from magazines, newspapers, and journals, relating to issues dealing with sexuality and society, sexual biology, reproduction, and interpersonal relationships. Additional support is provided by our student Web site, Dushkin Online (www.dushkin.com/online/).