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The Minds of Boys: Saving Our Sons From Falling Behind in School and Life Paperback – March 23, 2007
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Praise for The Minds of Boys
"Wonderfully readable, The Minds of Boys fills a great void for parents and educators by offering practical ways to change the developmental course for boys at risk. Gurian and Stevens show us that we don't have to surrender our boys to depression or school failure: an essential piece of school reform!"
Robin Karr-Morse, author, Ghosts from the Nursery
"Michael Gurian and Kathy Stevens pull the pieces together in The Minds of Boys, including the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs of boys. This is a must-read for educators from preschool through young adulthood and for any parent or grandparent who is raising a boy. This book is well researched, offering concrete ways to help our boys develop and flourish in and out of school."
Dr. Paul D. Slocumb, author, Hear Our Cry: Boys in Crisis
"The Minds of Boys is an excellent read. I found it enlightening not only as a neuroscientist but also as the mother of a young boy. It has absolutely changed the way that I think about boys (and men) and the ways in which they express their enthusiasm for life."
Tracey J. Shors, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Center for Collaborative Neuroscience, Rutgers University
About the Author
Michael Gurian is the New York Times best-selling author of The Wonder of Boys and nineteen other books, including A Fine Young Man, The Good Son, The Wonder of Girls, and Boys and Girls Learn Differently! He is a pioneer in the fields of family development and education and has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, CNN, NPR, and in the New York Times, USA Today, Time, Newsweek, and elsewhere.
Kathy Stevens is the training director of the Gurian Institute and has worked in education, child development, and the nonprofit world for more than thirty years in programs as diverse as juvenile and adult corrections, teen pregnancy prevention, cultural competency training, domestic violence prevention, and women's issues.
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This book, however, provides real, workable solutions to helping boys in school.
The biggest obstacle you will face after reading the book is getting the teacher(s) on board with the alternatives. I’ve found a good deal of resistance, but I haven’t given up.
The book is well written with ideas logically flowing and assertions supported by scientific research. The book is arranged in four main parts. Part one focuses on the current crisis. The second part outlines the boy-friendly learning environment. The other two parts dwell on teaching the school curriculum in boy-friendly manner and helping boys who need extra help. The suggested ideas on dealing with each of these issues are great!
I recommend this book for families, educators and other interested groups in the education and upbringing of boys.