In this book, two of the country's foremost child psychologists tell what they have learned in over thirty-five years of total experience while working with boys and their families. They tell about a population of boys who have been angry, upset, scared, and quiet, and also make a convincing case that the most important contribution we can offer our sons is emotional literacy. They recognize that there are many challenges, both emotional and social, that boys come across in school. They advise parents to be aware of the cost that boys pay when we hold them to an unattainable standard of manhood, and also show how parents can help boys develop emotional understanding and empathy, which gives them the crucial connections and support they need to deal with the social pressures of youth.
Author: Dan Kindlon, Ph.D., Michael Thompson, Ph.D