Raising Teen Boys: What Mom Needs to Know
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|Mon, 09-16-2013 - 7:42am|
I spend a lot of time thinking about boys -- their aversion to haircuts, their obsessive interest in technology and why they constantly leave their dirty socks lying around. I worry about how my two middle school sons will handle being, according to what they tell me, the only boys on the planet who do not have an X-box. I marvel when my second grade son drops to the ground to try doing push ups and tells me he’s working on his six-pack. I worry about all four of my sons navigating a school system that sometimes seems to be dominated by more communicative and organized girls.
With these and other concerns about raising four boys, I dove into Rosalind Wiseman’s new book, Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Your Son Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World. Author of the best-selling Queenbees and Wannabees, Wiseman interviewed over 160 boys (ages 10 to 20) to present an eye-opening portrait of the life of boys from middle school and beyond. Among her unexpected findings are these six things that all moms of teen boys should know.
6 Things About Teen Boys All Moms Should Know- http://www.ivillage.com/raising-teen-boys-masterminds-and-wingmen-book/6-a-546726
Interesting points! What did you think of the list?