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A must read for any parent of boys. As one myself, I'm committed to helping our son cultivate a healthy emotional life. Raising Cain provides insight into doing just that.
 
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vverse23 | 11 andre anmeldelser | Jan 9, 2024 |
This book was referenced by one of the other books I read recently, “Manning Up,” and it certainly reads well as a companion to that newer work. Published in 2006, this book’s research was done in part to refute some of the earlier literature about young women — works like “Reviving Ophelia” and “Queen Bees and Wannabes” which suggested that girls were emotionally vulnerable, felt threatened or intimidated by boys, and struggled with self-image and body issues throughout adolescence. Kindlon argues that these images of young women are outdated and passe, that today’s young women are assertive, bold, and go-getters. He looks at the role of parents in the development of their daughters’ ideas of gender roles, examines the academic and school environments for young women, and the impact that these alpha girls are having on the role of young men.

Kindlon’s primary research was conducted through interviews with 113 girls, as well as a questionnaire administered to over nine hundred adolescent boys and girls throughout North America, an admittedly small survey sample, and one which was skewed towards private schools and affluent, white communities. Kindlon also cautions that his arguments apply primarily to western, first-world societies. However, he does provide counterarguments in the form of interviews with other professionals and researchers, as well as acknowledging that much progress still needs to be made for girls who have less opportunities and resources available to them from birth. Still, Kindlon’s enthusiasm for the new Alpha Girl seems to toss boys to the side, as he closes one chapter, “Perhaps the coming generations of feminized men may be happier than men of the past… men will be able to drop some of the burden of maleness and become more loving. The alphas will provide — fishing for termites, bring home the bacon — while men will have more of a chance to indulge themselves in sublimely pointless play” (176) — as if women want to hear more excuses for immature behavior from men!
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resoundingjoy | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jan 1, 2021 |
Ein Strudel aus Emotionen und unkontrollierter Wut bestimmt das Leben der meisten heranwachsenden Jungen und ihrer Eltern vom Kindergarten bis zum Abitur. Dabei fehlt den Jugendlichen lediglich das Vokabular, ihren Gefühlen und ihrem Schmerz Ausdruck zu verleihen. Oft sind sie impulsiv oder werden verletzend, schwanken zwischen Trauer, Zorn und Aggression und bemerken nicht, wie sie auf andere wirken. Die Eltern sind hilflos, verlieren den Kontakt zu ihren Söhnen, die sie lieben, und haben doch nicht die Kraft, sie vor sich selbst zu schützen. Die Autoren Kindlon und Thompson zeigen, wie Söhnen die gefühlsmäßige Unterstützung gegeben werden kann, die sie so dringend brauchen, um die Zeit der Adoleszenz zu überstehen und als ganze, in sich ruhende Männer daraus hervorzugehen, in enger Verbindung zu ihren Eltern, Familien und Freunden. Ihr Buch ist ein Wegweiser für alle Eltern, die bei der Erziehung ihrer Söhne Hilfe suchen und damit das Pendant zu Mary Piphers 'Pubertätskrisen junger Mädchen'.… (mere)
 
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Fredo68 | 11 andre anmeldelser | Jun 10, 2020 |
Essential reading for parents of boys and for all educators IMO.
 
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DeidreH | 11 andre anmeldelser | Jan 26, 2020 |

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