Raising Boys in a New Kind of World by Michael ReistRaising Boys in a New Kind of World by Michael Reist

Raising Boys in a New Kind of World

byMichael Reist

Paperback | December 24, 2011

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More than ever before boys need guidance, and this book will guide parents on all subjects, such as bullying, discipline, and homework.

From video games to the Internet, technology and popular culture are having a profound effect on today's boys. Boys need guidance more than ever. But how can we help them do better in school? How can we keep the lines of communication open?

Raising Boys in a New Kind of World is a passionate call for greater empathy. The more we know about boys, the more realistic our expectations of them will be. We need to stop seeing normal boy behaviour as a problem and learn to understand a boy's need for movement, his unique learning styles, and his personal methods of communicating.

Michael Reist writes from the front lines. As a classroom teacher for more than 30 years and the father of three boys, he has seen first-hand the effects that changes in modern culture are having on boys. Raising Boys in a New Kind of World is an inspiring and entertaining collection of positive, practical advice on many topics, including discipline, homework, video games, and bullying, and provides numerous tips on how to communicate with boys.

Michael Reist is the author of The Dysfunctional School and has published more than 70 articles on parenting, teaching, spirituality, and popular culture. Audiences across Canada have been inspired by his popular workshop "Boys and Girls Learn Differently." He lives in Caledon East, Ontario.
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Title:Raising Boys in a New Kind of WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:December 24, 2011Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1459700430

ISBN - 13:9781459700437

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless Advice for A New World This is the first parenting book I have read so avidly. It has opened my eyes and helped me to articulate what I have been feeling about raising and educating young children, especially boys, (my own and those in our extended family). Reist helped me pin-point my concerns about our current, antiquated school system, and that we need to focus on individual learning styles and not simply pigeon hole and label children simply in order to educate them en masse. My husband will read it next.
Date published: 2014-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Book with Integrity This is one of the most interesting and helpful parenting books I have read. The practical advice and information given on male adolescent development and psychology is supported by a convincing mix of current research and long experience. Add to that Reist's very relevant reflections on cultural trends and the result is a book that models exactly the qualities and skills every parent wishes to offer their children: thoughtfulness, practicality, and reliability.
Date published: 2012-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Completely Relevant As a female prospective teacher, I find it fascinating to learn about the male mind. This book is well-written and provides not only the science behind the difference between boys and girls, but applies it to today's electronic age. After passing it along to my male friends, they found they identified with the information and agreed with the suggestions on how to support boys at home and in the education system. All-in-all, a great read.
Date published: 2012-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fasinating Insight Into Raising Boys I have read the first 2 parts of this book so far and each section reveals more insight and kept me interested to see what more could possibly be said. When I observe child behavior, I will keep these ideas in the back of my mind.
Date published: 2012-01-18

Table of Contents


Part One: A New Kind of World

A World of Change
The World of School

Part Two: A Not So New Kind of Boy

The Unique Nature of Boys
Understanding Normal Boy Behaviour
ADD or Normal Boy Behaviour?
Practical Strategies That Work With All Boys
Boys, Reading and Writing
The Emotional Lives of Boys
Boys and Sports
Bullying

Part Three: The Electronic World of Boys

The World of Video Games
The World of Social Networking
The World of Movies and Television
How to Deal With the Electronic World

Part Four: A New Kind of Parent

Parenting in a New Kind of World
The Will to Power
Anger
Communication
Self-Esteem
Discipline

Part Five: Raising Boys With Character

What Media Teaches About Character
What is Character?
Can Character be Taught?
The Nature of Character
On Being A “Good Parent”
Advice to Fathers

Bibliography
Index

Editorial Reviews

This book creates a compelling argument to show that traits in boys often leading to resistance should be encouraged through a combination of empathy and character building which result in the development of confident citizens who can make positive contributions to our communities. - Canadian Teacher magazine