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Boys into Men: Raising Our African American Teenage Sons
     

Boys into Men: Raising Our African American Teenage Sons

by Nancy Boyd-Franklin, Pamela Toussaint, A. J. Franklin, Pamela A. Toussaint (With), A. J. Franklin
 

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Drawing on African American family values and cultural and spiritual strengths, Dr. Nancy Boyd-Franklin and Dr.A.J. Franklin help African American families of all kinds face the unique challenges of raising their teenage sons. This compassionate and comprehensive handbook helps boys make the difficult transition into men by showing parents, teachers, counselors, and

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Drawing on African American family values and cultural and spiritual strengths, Dr. Nancy Boyd-Franklin and Dr.A.J. Franklin help African American families of all kinds face the unique challenges of raising their teenage sons. This compassionate and comprehensive handbook helps boys make the difficult transition into men by showing parents, teachers, counselors, and community members how they can: Foster a positive racial identity, Promote sexual responsibility, Overcome negative influences of hip-hop and "hoop dreams", Advocate for their sons' education, and Counter the problems of racial profiling, drugs, and gangs.

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Alvin F. Poussaint
An excellent resource for black parents guiding their sons through the high-risk teenage years....
Jawanza Kunjufu
A walking manual and blueprint for all parents concerned about their sons.
Library Journal - Library Journal
Today, African American parents struggle to raise teenage boys safely and successfully in an environment beset by racism, gangs, violence, and homicide--the largest cause of death among 13- to 25-year-old African American males. Boyd-Franklin (psychology, Rutgers Univ.; Black Families in Therapy) and Franklin (psychology, CUNY) have produced an excellent scholarly and prescriptive manual that offers strategies to help male African American adolescents develop a healthy and empowering racial identity with strong African American family and spiritual values. Practical and positive solutions are presented to a variety of problems like peer pressure, sex, and drugs. Supplementary resources such as books, web sites, organizations, support groups, and guidelines for seeking professional help are also provided. As African American husband and wife and parents of four children, the authors present a heartfelt, true-to-life account that inspires with its honesty and compassion. Recommended for all libraries.--Chogollah Maroufi, California State Univ., Los Angeles Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452280854
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.67(d)

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