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Like girls, boys are enjoying more freedom than ever, having been at least partly liberated from a traditional masculinity. Yet statistics show that they also have more behavior problems than girls have, as well as higher suicide rates. In addition, they are losing their academic edge over girls. Like girls, boys can only take advantage of their new freedoms if they are raised to believe in themselves, and in Raising Confident Boys, Hartley-Brewer explains how parents and teachers can help.
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This is a really good reminder of how to be a positive influence on our boys. Having grown up in a family of all girls, I often feel confused as to how to deal with the energy of... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Patricia Gallardo
Great book full of useful tips. Doesn't get too unwieldy and any parent can incorporate them into their parenting styles.Published 19 months ago by Rosalind B. Stormer
A quick read and excellent resource for any one who cares for or is raising boys!! It has easy examples to follow for parents, teachers and anyone who has interactions with boys.Published 22 months ago by Nickole Green
Informative, necessary reading for those dealing with boys. They need some attention and help as it is no longer a man's world. Boys need all the help they can get. Read morePublished on November 20, 2012 by kate
I found this book to be incredibly shallow, with only the most superficial advice that wouldn't really help much. Read morePublished on January 28, 2010 by K. Peterson
I purchased this book after reading the great reviews. I am extremely disappointed. This book is simply a laundry list of anything that a parent/teacher could possibly do to give... Read morePublished on January 18, 2007 by Melissa Frank