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In the face of many sociologists and scholars who strongly declare the contrary, Gurian claims a biological basis for many male behavioral traits. In A Fine Young Man, he employs convincing data from scientific studies on neurological development to assert that female and male brains have significant differences, and that testosterone plays an important role in male development and behavior.
But A Fine Young Man offers far more than theory. Gurian's arguments are firmly rooted in reality, and he offers specific suggestions for typical family dilemmas. He breaks down the stages of development into preadolescence, early, middle, and late adolescence; discusses education and the role of the media; and suggests ways to keep aggression (caused in part by the testosterone flooding the adolescent male brain) from becoming violence. In a social sense, Gurian says, adolescent boys are our most undernourished population, and A Fine Young Man encapsulates his hope that our neglected young men receive the nurturing they need. --Ericka Lutz --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
loved his book the wonder of boys so this was a natural follow up to that book which I found very informativePublished 10 months ago by Tamara B. Calhoun
Required "manual" for guiding boys through pre-pubescent years to late Adolescence. Michael Gurian incomparable as a consistently valid resource for "nurturing"... Read morePublished 10 months ago by BillC343
This book is wonderful. It gives insight and explanations to the world of boys-young men-adults. I would suggest boys read this as well as grown men. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Cynthia
I enjoyed this a lot. Psychologist friends and parents of kids of my acquaintance have enjoyed it a lot too.
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I read this book when my son turned 13. As a divorced mom,it helped me understand the mind of an adolescent male. Read morePublished 22 months ago by tms092355
From a female standpoint I found this book educational and enlightening to why boys do some of the things they do. Read morePublished on April 8, 2011 by Mom22boys
If you are dealing with a teenage boy and need insight, purchase this book. I have been teaching for 15 years and still learned some things from it.Published on November 29, 2009 by V. Tillman