10 Urgent Rules for Raising Boys in An Era of Failing Schools, Mass Joblessness, and Thug Culture

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In this wakeup call for parents about the real world boys inhabit right now, Bloom explains how to teach your boy humility (the swagger anti-venom), to "making your home a reading mecca," creating an expectation of college graduation, and how to teach your boy to be critical of the media onslaught in his life.
Publisher: New York : Vantage Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781936467693
Branch Call Number: 649.132 B 2012
Characteristics: xviii, 270 p. ; 24 cm


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May 16, 2018

Looking for parenting audio books for my commute, I found this... and hated it. The first 40+ minutes is nothing but a bombardment of depressing statistics and negativity. This may be true, but I prefer to look at life from a strengths-based perpective... fear and negativity may fit in somewhere, but my focus is on what is working, what I can promote and support to build in more of what my boys will need. If there is useful guidance in this book, I couldn't swim through the concrete to get to it.

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