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Author Wiseman, Rosalind, 1969-

Title Masterminds & wingmen : helping our boys cope with schoolyard power, locker-room tests, girlfriends, and the new rules of Boy World / Rosalind Wiseman.

Publication Info. New York : Harmony Books, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  649.125 WISEMAN    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  305.2351 WISEMAN    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  305.235 WIS    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  305.235 WIS    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  305.235 WISEMAN    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  649.132 WIS    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  649.132 WISEMAN    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  649.125 WISEMAN    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Bishop's Corner Branch - Non Fiction  649.125 WISEMAN    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Faxon Branch - Non Fiction  649.125 WISEMAN    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description 377 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [365]-366) and index.
Summary Here is a landmark book that reveals how boys think, showing parents, educators, and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult challenges. Do you constantly struggle to pull information from your son, student, or athlete, only to encounter evasive assurances like "It's nothing"? Do you sense that the boy you care about is being bullied, but that he'll do anything to avoid your "help?" Have you watched with frustration as your boy flounders with girls? Welcome to Boy World: 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. Where hiding problems from adults is the ironclad rule. 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.--From publisher description.
Decodes the inner lives of boys to reveal how parents can forge stronger connections with their sons, explaining how boys are more likely to hide their feelings and resist adult support.
Contents It's time to enter Boy World -- Why doesn't Batman ever smile? -- Popularity and groups -- Six-packing -- Breaking through the wall -- Lying and reconnaissance -- Rage against the machine -- Your parenting profile -- Social networking -- Video killed the radio star -- Friendly fire -- Frontal assault -- Redemption and reconciliation -- No man's land -- Field of play -- Outward bound -- Girl world -- Girl troubles -- The final word.
Subject Teenage boys -- Psychology.
Parent and teenager.
Added Title Masterminds and wingmen
ISBN 0307986659
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