Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood

By: Pollack, William

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Featuring a new preface by the author on how parents can make a difference.
With author appearances on Good Morning America, The Today Show, 20 /20 and NPR's Fresh Air, and featuring articles in Newsweek, Time, and The New York Times, Real Boys is one of the most talked-about and influential books published this year.
Based on William Pollack's groundbreaking research at Harvard Medical School over two decades, Real Boys explores why many boys are sad, lonely, and confused although they may appear tough, cheerful, and confident. Pollack challenges conventional expectations about manhood and masculinity that encourage parents to treat boys as little men, raising them through a toughening process that drives their true emotions underground. Only when we understand what boys are really like, says Pollack, can we help them develop more self-confidence and the emotional savvy they need to deal with issues such as depression, love and sexuality, drugs and alcohol, divorce, and violence.

Title: Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood

Author Name: Pollack, William

Categories: Men, Family,

Edition: 5th Printing..

Publisher: NY ., Henry Holt & Co.: 1999

ISBN Number: 0805061835

ISBN Number 13: 9780805061833

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 003355

Description: 447 pp., bibliography. Nearly new, faint crease on spine. No markings. Very sturdy. The author, coordinator of the Center for Men at McLean Hospital, Boston, summarizes research showing that many boys are seriously affected by anxiety, sometimes close to depression. His diagnosis is that parents are overemphasizing toughness in their sons and neglecting their emotional needs. In short, he says boys need as much emotional nurturing as girls. Excellent chapter on dealing with the possibility that a son may be gay. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall