Masterminds & Wingmen

Masterminds & Wingmen

Helping Our Boys Cope With Schoolyard Power, Locker-room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World

Book - 2013
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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.
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780307986658
Branch Call Number: 649.132 Wi
Description: 377 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Masterminds and wingmen


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squib Mar 30, 2017

more than anything, this book is about communicating, and understanding the sometimes unfamiliar ways in which adolescent boys communicate (or don't) what they are going through.

Although many of the situations are quite limited to suburban, middle class culture, they can be unpacked and applied beyond the limits of the scope.

For parents who communicate well, and are engaged with their kids, you're doing fine.

Nov 28, 2014

This clever book gives you a key to understanding boys' attitudes and behaviors. I learned a lot about social mechanisms that rule boys' social universe.


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