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The Last Boys Picked: Helping Boys Who Don't Play Sports Survive Bullies and Boyhood Paperback – September 4, 2012
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About the Author
Janet's work in the areas of child, preteen, and adolescent therapy, family counseling, and parent effectiveness has put her in great demand as a therapist, speaker, workshop leader, and consultant to schools and mental health agencies. She has conducted professional workshops and educational programs for psychiatrists, psychologists, school counselors, social workers, therapists, probation officers, caseworkers, school administrators, teachers, parents, and foster parents all around the United States as well as in Canada, Mexico, Russia, Croatia, and Germany.
Janet is the mother of three teenager boys herself. She also is an avid horseback rider, having competed in the show jumping divisions in almost every major horse show along the east coast. For the past six summers, Janet has returned to what she calls her favorite place on earth--Camp Forest and Indian Acres in Fryeburg, Maine--where she spent her childhood summers and nows makes herself available as a consultant. Please visit her website, janetedgette.com, for more information and to view her blog and speaking calendar.
Top Customer Reviews
At the time, I thought that this was part of growing up. Had I understood more about the process, I would have handled things differently. Dr. Edgette’s perspective and approach toward alleviating the pain inflicted on boys who are not “jocks” or even slightly athletic are insightful and long overdue. She highlights the means by which adults can help boys make their way through and survive the “all boys must play sports gauntlet.”
Dr. Edgette offers solutions and shows how to rethink and maintain dialogue with a boy who is not athletically inclined. Because this book is specific to boys and sports, it zeroes in on how sports have been but should not continue be a requirement for a boy’s rite of passage into adulthood. I highly recommend this book for parents and counselors alike.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book, "The Last Boys Picked," is very insightful in dealing with the emotional issues that boys face. Read morePublished on December 4, 2012 by Coach
Reading this book brought back painful memories of raising my children. I wish I had had this book back then--but I can certainly relate. Read morePublished on October 2, 2012 by rebecca nash