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Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys : 4th Edition : Why Boys are Different - and How to HelpThem Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men - Steve Biddulph

Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys : 4th Edition

Why Boys are Different - and How to HelpThem Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men

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Few books have stayed in the news as much as Steve Biddulph's million-copy seller Raising Boys. It has changed how we parent sons. Thousands of parents keep their boy at home a year longer before starting school and tens of thousands have taught their sons to cook (sparking a worldwide pasta shortage!). And an incredible result -- this generation of dads is spending three times as much time with their children. Steve has updated Raising Boys dramatically throughout its life, and this new edition is no exception. This book features helpful messages about the three stages of boyhood which help parents plan their lives to keep boys safe and loving life. Steve tackles how to find the very best school (it's often NOT an expensive private school) and how to safeguard against internet pornography, harming a boy's spirit or his ability to relate to girls as people. Steve includes stories of mothers who learned to love boyishness -- with all its energy and intense emotions. These encourage mums and dads who find boys a bit overwhelming. The message is don't panic -- boys are honest and simple. They just need you to have a sense of fun but also to be strong and clear. Learn to laugh -- boys' testosterone makes them worry when you are tense. Set clear rules and they will be calmer too. Everyone wants to raise their sons to be caring, warm and strong. Steve Biddulph really has led this worldwide change, and this new edition continues to do so.

About the Author

Steve Biddulph is an internationally respected child psychologist and family therapist with an ever-increasing following. A world-renowned parenting author, his books include Manhood (Hawthorn Press, 1998), Raising Boys (1998), The Secret of Happy Children (1997) and More Secrets of Happy Children (1999), which are popular all over the world.

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    5.0

    Mums n Dads please read it now

    By Pen 'N' Paper Pete

    from Sydney

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Informative
    • Page-Turner
    • Well Written

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      For those who know they don't know enough! and those that know plenty and those who want to know more!

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      4.0

      Great read

      By Luscious

      from Melbourne

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        very useful if you have a young boy, or boys. Lots of great "well that explains it" moments and very insightful, especially for mums.

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        5.0

        Great book

        By Ana chill mamma

        from Sydney, AU

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        • Groundbreaking Info
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          • For Parents Of Baby Boys
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          Good to understand the difference about boys and girls , how to best raise boys without expectations, pressure or frustration . Very loving approach. Can be read from babyhood, prepares parents for the years to come and how to deal with those with grace and effectiveness .

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          5.0

          Excellent book!

          By Mum of 2 kids

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            • Anyone With Young Boys

            Fantastic book to help learns about raising a boy in our world today.

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            4.0

            Great Reference Material on Boys

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            from Melbourne

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              Good reference tool for raising boys

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              ISBN: 9781921462863
              ISBN-10: 1921462868
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 240
              Published: 1st February 2013
              Publisher: Finch Publishing
              Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.6  x 1.5
              Weight (kg): 0.42
              Edition Number: 4