Thursday, November 12, 2009
THURSDAY: The Way of Boys
Bottom line points of this book are:
Most boys are "normal."
Our expectations may be too high for boys (especially regarding readiness for school and the structure school imposes).
These are pretty standard statements coming from all the experts talking about boys and development in the last few years.
These authors look at boy "problems" like bullying, isolation, the fidgets, a "win-at-all-costs" attitude, the fascination with bad guys, hating school, and becoming suddenly "fragile." They talk through each type of situation, with examples, and talk about what might really be going on under the surface for these boys. I read a lot of books about boys and education or development. I did not feel like this was a re-hash of what everyone else has already written. The book is very well done.
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