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Raising Boys : Why Boys Are Different--And How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men - Steve Biddulph

Raising Boys

Why Boys Are Different--And How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men

By: Steve Biddulph, Paul Stanish (Illustrator)


Published: 4th March 2014
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A revised edition of the bestselling and practical guide to the issues parents face in raising sons--including sex, violence, homework, sports, the Internet, and more and how to best aid boys' development from birth to manhood.

Raising a happy, loving, responsible boy in today's world can be challenging.

In this third edition of his international best seller, Steve Biddulph looks at the most important issues in a boy's development from birth to manhood. With gentle humor and proven wisdom backed by decades as a family psychologist and father, he shows parents how to provide the firm, loving guidance that boys need.

Updates include information on mitigating the dangerous effects of online pornography, male specific hearing problems, and teen driving on boys.

Biddulph also discusses:

  • The three stages of boyhood, and how to help them go smoothly.
  • Testosterone! How it changes behavior and what to do about it.
  • How boys' brain development differs from girls'.
  • How to help boys cultivate a caring attitude toward sex.
  • The impact of competitive sports on boys, and how to ensure it stays positive.
  • Questions to assist in finding boy-friendly schools.



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Invaluable book for parents of boys.


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Well Written


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      This is a great book book with lots of practical advice on raising boys and understanding their behaviours

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      Steve Biddulph

      Steve Biddulph was born in Yorkshire and lives in Australia with his wife and children. He has been a family therapist for over twenty years and his multi million selling books have been translated into ten languages. In the UK he lectures and gives annual workshops organised by the Parent Network Group. Biddulph has been hailed by The Times as a mixture between Doctor Spock and Billy 

      He was voted Father of the Year in 2000 for his work encouraging the role of fathers, and is Adjunct Professor in the school of psychology and counselling at Cairnmillar Institute, Melbourne. He has two grown up children, and lives in Tasmania with his wife and co-author Shaaron, and assorted wombats.

      Visit Steve Biddulph's Booktopia Author Page

      ISBN: 9781607746027
      ISBN-10: 1607746026
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 216
      Published: 4th March 2014
      Publisher: Ten Speed Press
      Country of Publication: US
      Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 2.54
      Weight (kg): 0.27
      Edition Number: 3