Raising Boys in the Twenty-First Century by Steve Biddulph

Boys need to be parented in a different way from girls. This updated and expanded book offers practical and honest advice to parents so that they can recognise the different stages of boyhood and learn how to raise happy, confident and kind young men.

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Using real-life situations, thought-provoking insights and humour, in this expanded and updated edition, Steve Biddulph shares and gives practical and honest advice to parents about recognising the different stages of boyhood and learning how to parent boys in a way that raises 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 including:
• Whether boys should start school later than girls.
• How important it is to let boys cry, and how crying helps avoid violence, suicide, and risky behaviour.
• Two completely new stages of boyhood we didn’t know about: the Full on Fours and the Emotional Eights
• Help for single mothers raising sons.
• How to choose a sport that does more 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.

Publisher: HarperNonFiction; New and updated edition (19 April 2018). ISBN 0008283672

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