How To Raise A Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men




      How To Raise A Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men
At a time when many boys are in crisis, a much needed roadmap for helping boys grow into strong and compassionate men In this groundbreaking book, a leading psychologist and researcher of the journey from boyhood to manhood reveals how narrow conceptions of what it means to be a real boy or real man are hurting boys and the vital role parents and educators can play in creating safety nets for boys Over the past two decades there has been an explosion of new studies that have expanded our knowledge of how boys think and feel Recently, the MeToo movement has cast a spotlight on the question of how we can best raise boys to be respectful of women In this book, Michael Reichert draws on his decades of research to challenge age old conventions about how boys become men Parents are increasingly anxious that their boys in an effort to be stoic and man like are shutting down In this book Reichert explains how old paradigms about manhood may be impacting our boys and how parents, educators, and mentors can help boys develop socially and emotionally How to Raise a Boy provides those who care for young boys and teenagers the latest insights from psychology and neuroscience to give us the tools we need to help build self aware, caring and compassionate men. New Read [ How To Raise A Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men ] author [ Michael C. Reichert ] – heartforum.co.uk

Michael C Reichert, Ph.D., is founding director of the Center for the Study of Boys and Girls Lives at the University of Pennsylvania, and a clinical practitioner specializing in boys and men who has conducted extensive research globally.

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  • 336 pages
  • How To Raise A Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men
  • Michael C. Reichert
  • 19 November 2018

10 thoughts on “ How To Raise A Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men

  1. Tanya says:

    As a mom of boys, I m forever wanting the American education system to do their job better as I think they continue to fail their male students from elementary to high school level This book was interesting with its studies researched although some of the real life experiences were a bit dry and made me skim here and there I don t usually go for books like these because there s no book in the world that can tell a parent how to raise a child I was intrigued by the subtitle and did feel the au As a mom of boys, I m forever wanting the American education system to do their job better as I think they continue to fail their male students from elementary ...

  2. Sandy Schleich says:

    I could not finish reading this book it was slow and I thought it was a little bit boring.

  3. Amanda says:

    I cannot express how profound this book is If you have a son, if you work with boys, love a boy, or just know one I am begging you to read this book Dr Reichert presents the most inspiring, hopeful portrait of boyhood I have ever read He provides compelling research and information on how we are getting masculinity all wrong, how we are damaging our sons and how to fix it Boys are hurting and in turn hurting others They need deep, meaningful connections with others and the ability to expr I cannot express how profound this book is If you have a son, if you work wi...

  4. Daniel says:

    Boys are over diagnosed with ADHD and do less well in schools and end up in jailoften How can we change this Reichert shared his experience counselling boys 1 Build strong bonds Do not assume any bad behaviour as wilful misbehaving and testing the limits of power Mothers must not withdraw from boys Try and try again Listen and do not give advice attention, appreciation, affirmation Be relaxed when confronted with bad behavior is key Repair is always the job of the caregiver 2 B Boys are over diagnosed with ADHD and do less well in schools and end up in jailoften How can we change this Reichert shared his experience counselling boys 1 Build strong bonds Do not assume any bad behaviour as wilful misbehaving and testing the limits of power Mothers must not withdraw from boys Try and try again Listen and do not give advice attention, appreciation, affirmation Be relaxed when confronted with bad behavior is key Repair is always the job of the caregiver 2 Ban hazing completely Do not tolerate this tradition which the school board usually turns a blind eye to 3 Arrange after school meeting in dangerous neighbourhoods to talk to them, let them play games and chit chat Connections are vital to boys just like girls Rugged individualism has...

  5. Kimberlee Auerbach says:

    This book changed how I parent my boys I have a three year old and six year old As you might imagine, they are sometimes hard to manage discipline get through to Michael C Reichert s advice to provide predictable, dependable, special alone time with each boy, to let them dictate what we do, to listen them, even if it s uncomfortable or awkward, even if I am triggered and don t want them to be feeling what they are feeling, to be with them anyway, to stay connected, was all so revelatory to m This book changed how I parent my boys I have a three year old and six year old As you might imagine, they are sometimes hard to manage discipline get through to Michael C Reichert s advice to provide predictable, dependable, special alone time with each boy, to let them dictate what we do, to listen them, even if it s uncomfortable or awkward, even if I am triggered and don t want them to be feeling what they are feeling, to be with them anyway, to stay connected, was all so revelatory to me I loved what he says about every relationship going through a cycle or connection, disconnect and reconnection, and that as parents, we have to show and teach our kids how to reconnect they don t know how to do it I wished I had been parented...

  6. Barrett says:

    I listened to the audiobook, the first time I have ever tried the format This title would be fine for somebody who hasn t read into the topic before However, having finished a couple of other similar works, this was too general, consistently repeating the importance of connection and covering all the stereotypical issues I was hoping to find muchdetailed and creative suggestions for building the father son relationship, p...

  7. Colin says:

    The author defines the challenges boys face starkly, statistically, anecdotally reducing much theory to comprehensible maxims I can certainly do better with my own boys without ever weakening or softening them It s bothersome how unscientific our stereotypes about boys and men are and what individuals and leaders will do to hold on and sustain these stereotypes And yet the current cultural cues spend so much time tearing masculinity down wholesale It seems at every turn the message is tha The author defines the challenges boys face starkly, statistically, anecdotally reducing much theory to comprehensible maxims I can certainly do be...

  8. Mike says:

    Essential reading for educators and parents, highly recommended for everyone else.

  9. Kristen Campbell says:

    Raising a boy conscious of and accepting of all his emotions is what this book tries to accomplish It is a good book to skim through.

  10. Seth Jenson says:

    Excellent resource for parents of boys.

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