Wild Things

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-02
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Pub
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Playing off the themes in the Caldecott Medal-winning children's book Where the Wild Things Are, this informative, practical, and encouraging guide will help parents guide boys down the path to healthy and authentic manhood. Wild Things addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual parts of a boy, written by two therapists who are currently engaged in clinical work with boys and their parents and who are also fathers raising five sons. Contains chapters such as "Sit Still! Pay Attention!" "Deficits and Disappointments," and "Rituals, Ceremonies, and Rites of Passage."

Author Biography

Stephen James, M.A., and David Thomas, M.S.S.W., are therapists, speakers, and the authors of How to Hit a Curveball, Grill the perfect Steak, and Become a Real Man (Tyndale) and Becoming a Dad (Relevant). They are frequent contributors on ABC Family's Living the Life and Moody's Midday Connection. Their Writings have appeared in numerous publications, including Discipleship Journal, Relevant, and For additional information, visit

Table of Contents

Introduction: "Wild Thing!"p. ix
The Way of a Boyp. 3
The Explorer (ages 2-4)p. 11
The lover (ages 5-8)p. 27
The Individual (ages 9-12)p. 47
The Wanderer (ages 13-17)p. 67
The Warrior (ages 18-22)p. 91
The Mind of a boyp. 113
A Boy's Brainp. 117
Different Learning Stylesp. 137
"sit still Pay Attention!"p. 155
Deficits and Disappointmentsp. 169
The Heart Of a boyp. 191
Noble creatures: Nurturing a boy's Heartp. 197
A Boy and His Motherp. 229
A Boy and His Fatherp. 249
Rituals and Ceremonies, and Rites of Passagep. 273
Sailing for Homep. 293
Hot Topicsp. 299
Spanking and Disciplinep. 300
Screen Timep. 301
Sensitive or Intuitive Boysp. 302
Competition and Relationshipp. 304
Talking with Boys about Sexp. 306
Datingp. 308
Masturbationp. 310
Boys and Pornographyp. 316
Homosexualityp. 318
ADD and ADHDp. 321
Five Ways to help boys with ADDp. 324
Bravado and Depressionp. 327
Emotional Literacyp. 329
Boys and Sexual Abusep. 331
Single Momsp. 335
Acknowledgmentsp. 337
Recommended Resourcesp. 339
Notesp. 341
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