At last, a straight-talking book that takes parents into the mysterious world of boys. How do you raise boys to men in a world where trouble beckons at every turn? How do you make sure they learn the right lessons, stay out of danger, find a path to follow? How do you ensure they'll be OK? Author Celia Lashlie has some of the answers. After years working in the prison service, she knows what can happen when boys make the wrong choices. She also knows what it's like to be a parent - she raised a son on her own and feared for his survival.
As a crucial part of the NZ Good Man Project, she talked to 180 classes of boys throughout the country. Her insights into what boys need - and what parents can do to help them - are ground-breaking. In this honest, no-nonsense and best-selling book, Celia Lashlie reveals what goes on inside the world of boys, and that it is an entirely different world from that of girls. With clarity and insight, she offers parents - especially mothers - practical and reassuring advice on raising their boys to become good, loving, articulate men.
About the Author
Bestselling author of The Journey to Prison and He’ll Be OK, Celia has been a prison officer and prison manager, and has a degree in anthropology and Maori. Mother, Nana, sought-after speaker and social commentator, she now works in a freelance capacity and lives in Wellington.
'At last, a mother's guide on the best way to raise sons.' - Courier Mail
'Lashlie writes with a refreshing candour and honesty.' - Courier Mail '
anyone who is involved in boys' education or has male children will benefit from reading this.' Good Reading