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Masterminds & Wingmen

Helping Our Boys Cope With Schoolyard Power, Locker-room Tests, Girlfriends, And The New Rules Of Boy World

By Rosalind Wiseman, 1969-

Books for a Better Life Award Winner

Here is a landmark book that reveals the way boys think and that shows parents, educators and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult challenges -- by the bestselling author who changed our conception of adolescent girls.
 
Do you constantly struggle to pull information from your son, student, or athlete, only to encounter mumbling or evasive assurances such as “It’s nothing” or “I’m good?”  Do you sense that the boy you care about is being bullied, but that he’ll do anything to avoid your “help?”   Have you repeatedly reminded him that schoolwork and chores come before video games only to spy him reaching for the controller as soon as you leave the room? Have you watched with frustration as your boy flounders with girls?
 
Welcome to Boy World. It’s 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 from “the guys” even as they ask to copy assignments. Where “masterminds” dominate and friends ruthlessly insult each other but can never object when someone steps over the line. Where hiding problems from adults is the ironclad rule because their involvement only makes situations worse.
 
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.
 
What you’ll find in Masterminds and Wingmen is critically important for every parent – or anyone who cares about boys – to know. Collaborating with a large team of middle- and high-school-age editors, Rosalind Wiseman has created an unprecedented guide to the life your boy is actually experiencing – his on-the-ground reality.  Not only does Wiseman challenge you to examine your assumptions, she offers innovative coping strategies aimed at helping your boy develop a positive, authentic, and strong sense of self.

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0307986659


Format: Book
Author: Wiseman, Rosalind, 1969-
Summary: 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.
Title: Masterminds & wingmen : helping our boys cope with schoolyard power, locker-room tests, girlfriends, and the new rules of Boy World / Rosalind Wiseman.
Publisher Date: New York : Harmony Books, c2013.
Subject: Teenage boys -- Psychology Parent and teenager
Isbn: 0307986659 9780307986658 0307986659 9780307986658
Current Holds: 1
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: 649.132 Wis
Oclc: 825046378
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Bib Id: 453221

Format: Book
Author: Wiseman, Rosalind, 1969-
Summary: 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.
Title: Masterminds & wingmen : helping our boys cope with schoolyard power, locker-room tests, girlfriends, and the new rules of Boy World / Rosalind Wiseman.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Harmony Books, c2013.
Description: 377 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Teenage boys -- Psychology
Subjects: Parent and teenager
Other Title: Masterminds and wingmen
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [365]-366) and index.
Contents: It's time to enter Boy World -- Why doesn't Batman ever smile? -- Popularity and groups -- Six-packing -- Breaking through the wall -- Lying and reconnaissance -- Rage against the machine -- Your parenting profile -- Social networking -- Video killed the radio star -- Friendly fire -- Frontal assault -- Redemption and reconciliation -- No man's land -- Field of play -- Outward bound -- Girl world -- Girl troubles -- The final word.
ISBN: 0307986659
ISBN: 9780307986658
ISBN: 0307986659
ISBN: 9780307986658
Requests: 1
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: 649.132 Wis