10 Urgent Rules for Raising Boys in an Age of Failing Schools, Mass Joblessness, and Thug Culture
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“At this very moment, through no fault of their own, our boys are caught in the vortex of four powerful, insidious, often invisible forces which conspire to rob them of their future.” -- From the introduction. We medicate, discipline, suspend and expel our boys from school at quadruple the rate of girls. We let double the number of boys drop out of high school than girls, and those boys who do graduate are far more likely than their sisters to be illiterate, to fail to go to college, or to drop out of college if they do go. SWAGGER is a wake up call for parents about the real world our boys inhabit, but it offers solutions as well. From how to teach your boy humility, to “making your home a reading mecca,” and creating an expectation of college graduation, this book is packed with research-proven, parent-tested, teacher-approved practical solutions. --Why is your son struggling in school? -- Why can’t teenage boys find jobs? -- How does our media get away with messages that being a man means being a thug? -- Why are our prisons overflowing with young men? -- And how can we protect our boys and give them the bright future they deserve? New York Times bestselling author, attorney, and mother Lisa Bloom answers these questions in her passionate, no-nonsense style. Swagger reveals the forces aligned against our sons, then offers ten practical, inexpensive, proven solutions for raising healthy sons, starting today. Praise for Swagger: "A comprehensive and engaging piece of work. A must-read for today's parents." --Dr. Drew Pinsky “Brutally honest, meticulously researched, and boldly impassioned. I couldn’t put it down.”—Marianne Williamson, New York Times bestselling author of A Return to Love “Swagger shows parents exactly how to keep their sons on the right track. Packed with smart parenting tips that you can start using today, Swagger is both a passionate wake up call and a very useful handbook.”—DR. PHIL, television host and New York Times bestselling author Praise for Think: “Provocative, logical, funny, and relentlessly on-topic” --ELLE Magazine “Brilliantly and entertainingly argued. . . . Buy this book.”--Susan Braudy, Huffington Post
A good read and full of lots of informational studies on the subject matter of children growing up in different types of environments. A good 'stop and think' book.