The Joys of Raising Boys: The Good, the Bad, and the Hilarious

The Joys of Raising Boys: The Good, the Bad, and the Hilarious

by Diane K Auten

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Overview

Have you ever laughed, slapped your forehead and thought, “What the heck is wrong with these boys?” If this is you, you’re not alone. Whether they are whacking themselves in the head, asking inappropriate questions, or playing with their body parts, boys often can be flabbergasting.

Author and communication studies professor Diane Auten understands. As a mother of two crazy boys, she understands firsthand how parents, teachers, or caregivers to boys are often confused about how to relate to them; but it doesn’t have to be this way. We can have more fun and connective relationships with our boys, if we learn how to start early.

Using hilarious situations from her own sons’ lives, Diane gives you a glimpse into the world of raising boys and how to improve your relationships with them.

Readers of The Joys of Raising Boys will laugh while discovering how boys:

· learn, explore, and talk about body parts

· make sense of relationships and love

· view life circumstances

· use their untamable imagination

This is a Mom-oir that looks at what happens when the filters are turned off. From boys wondering when they’re going to get “hairballs on their tenders” to running up and down the crowded department store aisles celebrating a particularly good poop, The Joys of Raising Boys: The Good, the Bad, and the Hilarious takes a look at the gritty (and frequently jaw dropping) business of raising boys.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640852112
Publisher: Diane Kathleen Auten
Publication date: 07/01/2018
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Diane Auten learned the importance of communicating effectively when she earned first her bachelor's and then a master's degree in communication studies. Today, Diane is a full-time college professor, professional speaker, and consultant in the area of communication. Her areas of expertise are in business and professional communication as well as interpersonal relationships. Her favorite presentation topics include family communication, public speaking, email communication, social media, networking, first impressions, gender communication, and body language. Inspiring, fun, and always engaging, Diane brings a wealth of fresh, interactive techniques to every audience. Diane is also a mother with ample opportunities to test her communication skills! She has two sons, Bradley and Nate, and is married to her life-of-the-party-husband Dave. She lives on the beautiful Central Coast of California where she also enjoys cooking, camping, teaching Zumba, and spending time with her dogs.
Connect at: DianeAuten.com

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jean Steel................................ xiii

Introduction................................................xvii

PART 1 Understanding Bodies...................1

Boys Exploring Their Bodies....................7

How Boys Understand

the Female Body................................25

Teaching Boys What Our Bodies

Can Do..............................................43

Everybody Does It: Bodily Functions.....57

PART 2 Relationships...............................71

Teaching Boys About Love.....................81

Boys and Their Brutal Honesty...............94

PART 3 Life.............................................. 111

Teaching Boys Responsibility................ 115

How We Learn Language..................... 125

Managing Holidays and Other

Important Days................................ 136

PART 4 Imagination................................ 151

Boys and Their Carefree Ways.............. 155

When Boys Test Limits........................ 162

Epilogue..................................................... 193

Appendix A: The Teen Years...................... 195

Acknowledgements.................................... 209

Endnotes.................................................... 211

About the Author....................................... 213

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