Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World

Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World

by Rosalind Wiseman
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Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World by Rosalind Wiseman

Here is a landmark book that reveals the way boys think and that shows parents, educators and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult challenges -- by the bestselling author who changed our conception of adolescent girls.
 
Do you constantly struggle to pull information from your son, student, or athlete, only to encounter mumbling or evasive assurances such as “It’s nothing” or “I’m good?”  Do you sense that the boy you care about is being bullied, but that he’ll do anything to avoid your “help?”   Have you repeatedly reminded him that schoolwork and chores come before video games only to spy him reaching for the controller as soon as you leave the room? Have you watched with frustration as your boy flounders with girls?
 
Welcome to Boy World. It’s a place where asking for help or showing emotional pain often feels impossible. Where sports and video games can mean everything, but working hard in school frequently earns ridicule from “the guys” even as they ask to copy assignments. Where “masterminds” dominate and friends ruthlessly insult each other but can never object when someone steps over the line. Where hiding problems from adults is the ironclad rule because their involvement only makes situations worse.
 
Boy world is governed by social hierarchies and a powerful set of unwritten rules that have huge implications for your boy’s relationships, his interactions with you, and the man he’ll become. If you want what’s best for him, you need to know what these rules are and how to work with them effectively.
 
What you’ll find in Masterminds and Wingmen is critically important for every parent – or anyone who cares about boys – to know. Collaborating with a large team of middle- and high-school-age editors, Rosalind Wiseman has created an unprecedented guide to the life your boy is actually experiencing – his on-the-ground reality.  Not only does Wiseman challenge you to examine your assumptions, she offers innovative coping strategies aimed at helping your boy develop a positive, authentic, and strong sense of self.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307986658
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.46(w) x 9.38(h) x 1.24(d)

About the Author

ROSALIND WISEMAN is an internationally recognized expert on children, parenting, bullying, social justice, and ethical leadership, and the New York Times bestselling author of Queen Bees and Wannabes and Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads.

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Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
alphabetmommy More than 1 year ago
Another great book! I have 3 boys and 2 girls and was a big fan of Queen Bees and Wannabees as well as Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads. Great information, wonderful insight from both kids and adults. I reread the Queen Bee Moms book after becoming PTA President at my kids elementary school last year and made a point to do everything the opposite of the "typical mean PTA President mom". Needless to say, I just kicked off year two and LOVE meeting new families and moms that want to help. So glad that there is finally a book to focus on my boys and all of their ups and downs! A+
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whether you are raising boys or teaching them as educators this book gives amazing insight to how boys minds work and why they do what they do.
Natasha_Bolis More than 1 year ago
Great insight to a middle school boy's struggles, I found this book helpful and very enjoyable. I recommend it.
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Very informative and helpful
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