Raising Boys in a New Kind of World

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  • Copyright: 2012-01-17
  • Publisher: Dundurn Pr Ltd
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From video games to the Internet, technology and popular culture are having a profound effect on today's boys. Boys need guidance more than ever. But how can we help them do better in school? How can we keep the lines of communication open? Raising Boys in a New Kind of Worldis a passionate call for greater empathy. The more we know about boys, the more realistic our expectations of them will be. We need to stop seeing normal boy behaviour as a problem and learn to understand a boy's need for movement, his unique learning styles, and his personal methods of communicating. Michael Reist writes from the front lines. As a classroom teacher for more than 30 years and the father of three boys, he has seen first-hand the effects that changes in modern culture are having on boys. Raising Boys in a New Kind of Worldis an inspiring and entertaining collection of positive, practical advice on many topics, including discipline, homework, video games, and bullying, and provides numerous tips on how to communicate with boys.

Author Biography

Michael Reist is the author of the Dysfunctional School and has published more than 70 articles on parenting, teaching) spirituality, and popular culture. Audiences across Canada have been inspired by his popular workshop "Boys and Girls Learn Differently." He lives in Caledon East, Ontario.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 9
A New Kind of Worldp. 11
A World of Changep. 13
The World of Schoolp. 23
A Not So New Kind of Boyp. 45
The Unique Nature of Boysp. 47
Understanding Normal Boy Behaviourp. 73
ADD or Normal Boy Behaviour?p. 87
Practical Strategies That Work with All Boysp. 103
Boys, Reading, and Writingp. 117
The Emotional Lives of Boysp. 131
Boys and Sportsp. 153
Bullyingp. 157
The Electronic World of Boysp. 177
The World of Video Gamesp. 179
The World of Social Networkingp. 195
The World of Movies and Televisionp. 201
How to Deal with the Electronic Worldp. 205
A New Kind of Parentp. 209
Parenting in a New Kind of Worldp. 211
The Will to Powerp. 233
Angerp. 241
Communicationp. 245
Self-Esteemp. 251
Disciplinep. 257
Raising Boys with Characterp. 263
What Media Teaches About Characterp. 265
What is Character?p. 269
Can Character be Taught?p. 273
The Nature of Characterp. 283
On Being a "Good Parent"p. 295
Advice to Fathersp. 297
Bibliographyp. 299
Indexp. 305
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