Raising a Son: Parents and the Making of a Healthy Man

Raising a Son: Parents and the Making of a Healthy Man

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by Don Elium, Jeanne Elium
     
 

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Defines specific job descriptions for both fathers and mothers; describes the hidden problems of boy-specific needs, such as close contact with his father at age nine; and sets a new direction for parents and professionals in their task of supporting boys as they struggle to define themselves and find their place in the world. See more details below

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Defines specific job descriptions for both fathers and mothers; describes the hidden problems of boy-specific needs, such as close contact with his father at age nine; and sets a new direction for parents and professionals in their task of supporting boys as they struggle to define themselves and find their place in the world.

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Library Journal
While much has been written about raising children in general, the authors, both family counselors, focus specifically on the challenge of raising sons. They trace the history of pretechnological societies where rites of passage turned boys into men, noting that no such rites exist today in our society. Indeed, by puberty many boys have no father to look up to. The Eliums single out testosterone as the powerful driving force behind the actions of boys and men. Like Robert Bly's Iron John ( LJ 11/15/90), this book explores a new masculine identity, but from the standpoint of the parents' role. Included is a guide to the psyche of sons from birth to maturity. It is recommended for collections serving parents, teachers, counselors, and big brothers.-- Linda Beck, Indian Valley P.L., Telford, Pa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780941831703
Publisher:
Simon Pulse/Beyond Words
Publication date:
02/15/1992
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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