A word of mouth bestseller which has become one of the best loved and most successful books in the parenting field from Australian writer and lecturer Steve Biddulph, whos been called a mixture of Billy Connelly and Dr Spock by The Times.In this expanded and updated edition, Steve Biddulph shares and gives practical and honest advice to parents so they can recognise the different stages of boyhood and learn how to raise happy, confident and kind young men.Boys need to be parented in a different way from girls with their own very special psychological and physical make up Home, society and education have failed boys badly and these failures lead to unhappy men who cannot fully become happy, responsible, emotionally confident adults.While it is essential that boys spend time learning about manhood from their fathers, Biddulph updates his classic to include helpful information for mothers and single mothers with baby boys.This extended edition explores some important topics How ADHD may be caused by stress in the first year of life Whether boys should start school later than girls Help for single mothers raising sons How to choose a sport that does good than harm What we can do about boys and binge drinking What science can tell us about teenage boys and driving and how we can keep our sons safe.Raising Boys offers parents real life situations, thought provoking insights, humour and help....
|Title||:||Raising Boys: Why Boys are Different – and How to Help them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men: Why Boys Are Different - And How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-balanced Men|
|Publisher||:||Harper Thorsons 21 Februar 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||273 Pages|
|File Size||:||996 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Raising Boys: Why Boys are Different – and How to Help them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men: Why Boys Are Different - And How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-balanced Men Reviews
As a new mommy to a boy, I decided to read as much as I could about raising boys.This book was informative. Its given me just the right amount of prompting on how to spot problems, where, when & food for thought in general with regards to boys. Its not an advice book on exactly what to do, how to handle things etc., but it is a gentle reminder that boys need a bit of extra special attention especially when it comes to keeping them out of trouble. I really enjoyed this & I'll probably be referring back to it for years to come.
Dieses Werk ist sehr einfühlsam und gleichzeitig humorvoll geschrieben. Es ist keines dieser rein theoretischen Bücher, sondern gibt praktische Ratschläge!
The book is great but the formatting of the ebook is terrible. Text that is probably in boxes on the side of the page in the print version, is just inserted right into the middle of the normal text - well, okay, there is a thin line there, but it still is VERY confusing! Why not put it at the end of the chapter instead of the middle of a sentence? Doesn't look like a human was in control over the creation of this ebook. :/
"Raising boys" maintains that there is a gender difference in raising children, and that boys especially need particular attention if they are to be guided towards a self-confident and happy adulthood. Biddulph first gives a general outline as regards the different stages of development in boys, and then especially turns towards problem areas as schooling (he maintains for instance that boys should generally be sent to school one year later than girls on account of their slower maturation in certain skills), sex education, single parenting and others. What I liked about his book was, firstly, the very caring and open way he addresses these issues, de-mystifying and generally encouraging his readers. He emphasizes the important role of fathers and also teachers and other possible male mentors for boys while not forgetting the mothers, especially those raising their sons without a father in the family. I also liked that Biddulph shows a realistic picture of the negative development a boy can take if there is no real mentoring in difficult stages of his growing-up while at the same time giving parents confidence that they can greatly influence this development. The book has certain limitations, as Biddulph stays on a rather superficial level as regards psychic realities and constellations. As it caters to a very Australian society background, European parents may also feel that their own reality is not really mirrored in the book. But on the whole it is thoughtful, encouraging and a good read for parents, relations and teachers of boys.
This is the BEST book I have read on raising boys. Biddulph writes in a clear, crisp voice making it easy for anyone to understand the fine art of being a male. He has made me realize how and why my husband and son are the same in some ways and very different in others. Girls are not ignored here, either. He compares and contrasts the two, so subtle differences are made just as obvious as the not-so-subtle ones. He takes time show why the two can act and/or react differently in the same situations. Everyone, especially teachers, should read this great book!
We have a 5 year old son whom we quite agree is not ready for school yet compared to his niece of the same age which Steve attributes to his testosterone cycle. He can read very well but is just not ready to sit down to do writing especially going through with writing Chinese characters. He is full of beans even after school and simply wants to move around and have plenty of activities. Thoroughly enjoy reading this book and will be one that my wife and I will keep refering to every now and then to help him grow from boyhood to manhood.
Biddulph is brilliant in this book...good tips, very insightful, written with compassion and in simple English...as the father of a teenage son I appreciate a clear roadmap like this..Other books I've found great lately on the subject of raising boys include: Real Boys (Pollack), about the myths of boys and how to overcome them; Raising a Son, which also has great basic advice, and some very insightful chapters in the PC Dads Guide to Becoming a Computer Smart Parent (Ivey), which talks about raising a son in the computer age.
Ein sehr wichtiges Buch für alle Eltern.Man kann spontan einfach reinlesen und bekommt die Experten-Tipps mit witzigen kleinen Cartoons.Außerdem sind alle anderen Bücher von Biddulph wirklich zu empfehlen.Call for all parents: PLEASE READ THE BOOKS OF MR BIDDULPH.