real boys rescuing our sons from the myths of boyhood

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Real Boys

Author : William S. Pollack
ISBN : 1439500452
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 84. 39 MB
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Drawing on his nearly two decades of clinical work with and research on boys, a psychiatrist offers a groundbreaking study of the toll taken by the masculine imperative on boys and a plan for raising happier, more grounded males. Reprint. 100,000 first printing. Tour.

The War Against Boys

Author : Christina Hoff Sommers
ISBN : 9781439126585
Genre : Social Science
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An updated and revised edition of the controversial classic—now more relevant than ever—argues that boys are the ones languishing socially and academically, resulting in staggering social and economic costs. Girls and women were once second-class citizens in the nation’s schools. Americans responded w ith concerted efforts to give girls and women the attention and assistance that was long overdue. Now, after two major waves of feminism and decades of policy reform, women have made massive strides in education. Today they outperform men in nearly every measure of social, academic, and vocational well-being. Christina Hoff Sommers contends that it’s time to take a hard look at present-day realities and recognize that boys need help. Called “provocative and controversial . . . impassioned and articulate” (The Christian Science Monitor), this edition of The War Against Boys offers a new preface and six radically revised chapters, plus updates on the current status of boys throughout the book. Sommers argues that the problem of male underachievement is persistent and worsening. Among the new topics Sommers tackles: how the war against boys is harming our economic future, and how boy-averse trends such as the decline of recess and zero-tolerance disciplinary policies have turned our schools into hostile environments for boys. As our schools become more feelings-centered, risk-averse, competition-free, and sedentary, they move further and further from the characteristic needs of boys. She offers realistic, achievable solutions to these problems that include boy-friendly pedagogy, character and vocational education, and the choice of single-sex classrooms. The War Against Boys is an incisive, rigorous, and heartfelt argument in favor of recognizing and confronting a new reality: boys are languishing in education and the price of continued neglect is economically and socially prohibitive.

Packaging Girlhood

Author : Sharon Lamb, Ed.D.
ISBN : 0312370059
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 29. 2 MB
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Winner of the Books for a Better Life Award Every parent who cares about empowering her daughter should own a copy." - Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls "...a must-read for parents and teachers who want to steer girls away from marketing schemes that distort female power and authority and toward true self-acceptance and authentic empowerment." -- Polly Young Eisendrath, author of Women and Desire and The Resilient Spirit The image of girls and girlhood that is being packaged and sold to your daughter isn't pretty in pink. It is stereotypical, demeaning, limiting, and alarming. Girls are besieged by images in the media that encourage accessorizing over academics; sex appeal over sports; fashion over friendship. Packaging Girlhood exposes these stereotypes and gives you guidance on how to talk with your daughters about these negative images and provides you with tools and information on how to help your girls make more positive choices. "A tour de force of excellent scholarship put in a very readable context and chockfull of practical suggestions for parents for change!" -- William S. Pollack, Ph.D., author of Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood "Sharon Lamb and Lyn Mikel Brown have that rare gift of translating cutting-edge research and analysis into strategies and information that every parent (and every girl) can use in daily life." -- Joe Kelly, president of Dads and Daughters (DADs) "With compassion, insight, and humor [Lamb and Brown] unravel and demystify the messages girls confront throughout their development, and they offer adults useful tools to help girls resist their powerful pull." -- Lynn M. Phillips, Ph.D., Department of Communications, University of Massachusetts, Amherst "Sharon Lamb and Lyn Mikel Brown's sharp analysis and patiently pragmatic advice is just what we need to sustain our daughter's quests for healthy identities." -Michael Kimmel, author Manhood in America, Professor, SUNY Stony Brook Sharon Lamb, author of The Secret Lives of Girls, is professor of Psychology at Saint Michael's College in Vermont. Her research on girls' and teens' development is widely cited. Additionally, she listens to their struggles and strengths in her private practice. Lyn Mikel Brown, professor of Education at Colby College in Maine, is the author of three books on girls' development, including Meeting at the Crossroads: Women's Psychology and Girls' Development (with Carol Gilligan). She creates programs for girls at her nonprofit Hardy Girls Healthy Women (www.hghw.org).

Finding Our Fathers

Author : Samuel Osherson
ISBN : 0809293307
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 49. 98 MB
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This work shows how a man's unfinished business with his father can affect his relationship with his wife, children, friends and bosses, and how it could lead to a profound sense of loneliness and rage. This book also shows how men can resolve the inner conflict of the father-son relationship.

Reviving Ophelia

Author : Mary Ph D Pipher
ISBN : 9781446407011
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 89. 25 MB
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Why are adolescent girls prone to depression, eating disorders, addictions and suicide attempts than ever before? Mary Pipher believes adolescence is an especially precarious time for girls, a time when the fearless, outgoing child is replaced by an unhappy and insecure teenager. Her view is that for the most part it is our look-obsessed, media-saturated, 'girl-poisoning' culture - and not parents - which is to blame. Despite the advances of feminism, escalating levels of sexism and violence cause girls to stifle their creative spirit and natural impulses, which, ultimately, destroys their self-esteem. Yet it is often their families that are blamed. Here, for the first time, are thr girls unmuted voices. By laying bare their harsh day-to-day reality, Reviving Ophelia offers parents compassion, strength and strategies with which to revive these Ophelias' lost sense of self.

Boys In Children S Literature And Popular Culture

Author : Annette Wannamaker
ISBN : 9780415974691
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Boys in Children’s Literature and Popular Culture proposes new theoretical frameworks for understanding the contradictory ways masculinity is represented in popular texts consumed by boys in the United States. The popular texts boys like are often ignored by educators and scholars, or are simply dismissed as garbage that boys should be discouraged from enjoying. However, examining and making visible the ways masculinity functions in these texts is vital to understanding the broad array of works that make up children’s culture and form dominant versions of masculinity. Such popular texts as Harry Potter, Captain Underpants, and Japanese manga and anime often perform rituals of subject formation in overtly grotesque ways that repulse adult readers and attract boys. They often use depictions of the abject – threats to bodily borders – to blur the distinctions between what is outside the body and what is inside, between what is "I" and what is "not I." Because of their reliance on depictions of the abject, those popular texts that most vigorously perform exaggerated versions of masculinity also create opportunities to make dominant masculinity visible as a social construct.

Real Boys Workbook

Author : William S. Pollack
ISBN : 9780375755262
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 73. 76 MB
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A definitive handbook from the author of the groundbreaking book Real Boys utilizes advice, real-life stories, and exercises to help parents understand the world of young males and assist them in coping with problems ranging from drug and alcohol abuse to gender identity, depression, and bullies. Original. 75,000 first printing.

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