It's a Baby Boy!: The Unique Wonders and Special Nature of Your Son from Pregnancy to Two Years


  • Essential information about pregnancy, childbirth, andbeyond—for the parents, family, and friends of baby boys
  • The latest neurological research and brain science on how boysare different and seem to develop more slowly than girls
  • How parents can nurture the unique health issues, hard wiring,and genetic predispositions of boys
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  • Essential information about pregnancy, childbirth, andbeyond—for the parents, family, and friends of baby boys
  • The latest neurological research and brain science on how boysare different and seem to develop more slowly than girls
  • How parents can nurture the unique health issues, hard wiring,and genetic predispositions of boys
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"Told with gentle humor and with stories and wisdom gleaned from personal and professional experience, It’s a Baby Boy! is not only the best "how to" on raising your little boy, but also captures the magic and challenge of parenting."—Pam Silverstein, MD, FACOG obstetrician-gynecologist and founder of WomanHealth

"It's a Baby Boy! is a comprehensive, easy to read book for parents that explains the basic structure, functioning and uniquenesses of the male brain. If you are raising a baby boy, you need to read this book!" Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D., author Nurturing Parenting Programs, Executive Director, Family Nurturing Centers, International

"It's a Baby Boy! is a very readable, model-specific manual that provides gems of research and insight from experienced parents and medical professionals. If you are preparing for a new baby boy or have a friend or relative with a son, this book will be a delight."—Lynne H. Williams, MD, Co-Author, The Too Precious Child

"IT’S A BABY BOY! is thoughtfully research-based, yet perceptively practical for any parent who has just been blessed by the gift of a boy. Parents will close the book truly understanding why boys and girls are different in so many ways, and how to nurture the nature of their son." —Fay E. Brown, Ph.D. Director, Child and Adolescent Development, Yale University

"It’s a Baby Boy! is a must-have addition to the parenting library, with fascinating information about how and why baby boys and girls develop the differences that often baffle adults."— Pat Crum, Director and co-Founder of the Family Nurturing Center of Michigan

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470243381
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/27/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,031,525
  • Product dimensions: 5.69 (w) x 7.46 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Stacie Bering, MD, is a board-certifiedobstetrician-gynecologist who has practiced and taught obstetricsand gynecology for twenty-five years in Spokane, Washington, whereshe skis and travels with her husband, Jeffry, and their grownchildren Cassie and Zack.

Adie Goldberg, ACSW, MEd, is a board-certified socialworker who has been a psychiatric social worker at WomanHealth, anOB-GYN practice, for twenty years and is certified at the GurianInstitute. She lives in Spokane, Washington, with her husband andyoungest daughter, Chloe.

Michael Gurian is the founder of the Gurian Institute andone of the pioneers in the boys' movement. He is the author ofThe Minds of Boys, The Wonder of Boys, Boys andGirls Learn Differently, and The Purpose of Boys. Helives in Spokane, Washington, with his wife and two daughters.

The Gurian Institute is committed to providing bothscience-based information and practical and relevant applicationsfor everyday life. The staff of certified trainers helps to buildself-sufficiency in communities. To learn more, please

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Table of Contents



Introduction: It's a Baby Boy!

1. The Boy Inside You.

2. His First Year.

3. Gazing into the Future: Toddler and Preschool Boys.

4. A Baby Boy Is a Family Affair! Circles of Support


Resources for Parents of Boys.

The Gurian Institute.

About the Authors.


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  • Posted May 26, 2009

    The Perfect Baby Gift

    I am absolutely delighted with the gift books, IT'S A BABY BOY and IT'S A BABY GIRL now available from the Gurian Institute. These wonderful little books will now make it possible for me to give new parents the advantage of well-researched knowledge, personal stories and helpful suggestions for the parenting tasks they now begin..all in a most accessible format. Thanks to Michael Gurian, Stacie Bering and Adie Goldberg for an alternative to fuzzy blankets and stuffed toys!

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