As a former high school teacher and counsellor, parenting author Maggie Dent who is a mother of four adult sons has spent much of her career exploring what boys need at home and at school to thrive.
This little book is a collection of articles and blog posts “all about boys”, which Maggie has written over the years and which draw on research, common-sense wisdom and her own experience.
The book covers:
- how to help your angry boy
- why school is failing our boys
- how to deal with the love affair between boys and gaming
- why boys need a real, wild childhood
- how to help boys shine at school
- why boys’ friendships matter more than we know
- how to reach your confused, grumpy, moody, mono-syllabic teenage lad
… and much more.
With humour and wisdom Maggie shares her insights and strategies for better understanding, connecting and communicating with the lads in your life.
Boys, Boys, Boys
Fragile boy friendships & why they matter so much
The one question mums of sons should ask
Boys and gaming: Finding the balance
Why boys need a boyhood to become good men
Books to ‘hook’ reluctant readers
Boys in Adolescence
Why are we so frightened of big emotions that are incredibly normal?
Dear mums of smelly, unmotivated, lazy, moody and confused 14-year-old boys
Teen boys & gaming: The 10 agreements for healthy balance
Raising awesome teens in a chaotic, sexualised world
Boys & School
Little boys starting big school
Why schools are failing our boys
What boys need most at school
Helping all boys shine in our schools
Dear little boys (K-3 and beyond)
Why boys need champions in our schools
Helping badly behaved kids in our schools