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Good reads about boys, boyhood and masculinity

Useful books for those who want to learn more about growing their sons and students. Click on the hyperlinked book title.


Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys

by Dan Kindlon, Michael Thompson and Theresa Barker.

A wonderful book outlining the emotional needs of boys and adolescents. It offers a great deal of useful knowledge and practical ideas.

Raising Boys

by Steve Biddulph.

The very popular handbook for parents seeking to learn more about growing their sons.

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! A Guide for Teachers and Parents

by Michael Gurian.

This work explores some fundamental differences in the structure and operation of the brain. Useful for teachers and parents interested in the story behind boys, their learning and thinking.

Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood

by William Pollack.

An extremely comprehensive overview of boys, their development and needs. Written by a world authority on boys and young men.

Traveller's Gift

by Andy Andrews.

An extraordinary book. The story of a man in the middle of his life who loses direction, hope and purpose. He meets seven of history's most significant individuals who teach him to move to new horizons. A wonderful book for dads who are facing changes or at a cross road.

Best Friends, Worst Enemies

by Michael Thompson & Catherine O'Neill Grace

A very worthwhile book. The authors explain the enormous challenges children face in establishing and maintaining friends and friendships. There are some very useful sections on peers and the influence of peer groups

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