Our Boys: Raising strong, happy sons from boyhood to manhood

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Allen & Unwin, Jul 1, 2016 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
THE GO-TO MANUAL FOR RAISING BOYS

Accessible, helpful advice for parents bringing up boys of any age.

Our Boys is a positive, practical, down-to-earth guide that outlines what makes boys tick, describes their development from babyhood to childhood to manhood, and is full of great ideas and suggestions.

Each chapter focuses on a different age group - the first four years, 4 to 7, 8 to 11, 12 to 17, and 18-plus - detailing how boys grow physically, emotionally and developmentally throughout these stages.

Ruth Kerr and Richard Aston have been working with boys for 13 years, matching fatherless boys with male mentors and running a highly successful programme called Big Buddy that helps boys grow and develop into fine young men.

They have distilled the wisdom they've gained from working with hundreds of Big Buddy boys and men, as well as from parenting their own children and grandchildren.

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Contents

Introduction
1
the first four years
9
4 to 7 years
45
8 to 11 years
105
12 to 17 years
140
18plus
200
6 About men
215
Other stuff to do with your boy whatever his age
233
Acknowledgements
236
References
238
Back cover
247
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About the author (2016)

Richard is the CEO of Big Buddy, Chairman of Consumer NZ and an independent marriage celebrant. Ruth is the Media Coordinator at Big Buddy and a freelance journalist. They have been married for 30 years and have a number of children and grandchildren.

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