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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ISBN-13: 9781640852112
Publisher: Diane Kathleen Auten
Publication date: 07/01/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 573,118
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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