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What are parents to do? They could start by listening to the author's thoughts on contemporary child-rearing techniques, analysis of the root causes of many male behavior problems, and recommendations for avoiding all-too-common pitfalls. In Real Boys, Pollack draws upon nearly two decades of research to support his theories and makes an impressive assault on the popular myths surrounding the conventional definition of masculinity.
While listening to Real Boys, it is important to remember that Pollack is a psychologist, not a professional narrator. His enunciation is less than perfect and his reading sometimes strikes a clinical tone, but his intelligent writing and the obvious concern he holds for this important subject help carry a passionate message and compensate for any vocal shortcomings. (Running time: three hours, two cassettes) --George Laney --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a book that was required for a psychology course I am taking this fall. Overall, this book is a great read by itself as well. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jamie F.
Just didn't find it helpful, I'm sorry. Very well researched.
It's probably me, because I'm obsessed with Ancient Sacrred Texts
Great book. A must read for Divorced Parents. Understanding how Boys feel. I wish I had this book years ago.Published 4 months ago by RICHARD..MATURE
As I my son turned 13 and began changing and leaving behind the sweet little boy I knew, it was really unsettling. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Donna
There is lots in the media about young women, but seldom do we look at the trials of our young men. This book clearly explains the pressures and cultures our society is putting on... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Colleen E. Cunningham
An over-long, and seemingly outdated, opinion piece, with little research support or statistical evidence. Examples cited from the author's clinical experience seemed contrived.Published 11 months ago by Thomas J. Jennings
While doing research for a documentary, this has been the best research reading material I've bought online - to datePublished 12 months ago by LSP
Where do boys look nowadays for role models? Sports stars? Movie stars? Rap stars?
This book helps those of us who are around boys (which is all of us) to give them what... Read more