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Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date April 1, 1999
Pages 384
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1 reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345424570
ISBN-10 0345424573
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $24.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The groundbreaking bestselling guide to raising emotionally healthy boys shows parents how to avoid the violence, addiction, and sexual excess that plagues many young men when they reach their teens. Reprint. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The stunning success of Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher's landmark book, showed a true and pressing need to address the emotional lives of girls. Now, finally, here is the book that answers our equally timely and critical need to understand our boys.

In Raising Cain, Dan Kindlon, Ph.D., and Michael Thompson, Ph.D., two of the country's leading child psychologists, share what they have learned in more than thirty-five years of combined experience working with boys and their families. They reveal a nation of boys who are hurting--sad, afraid, angry, and silent. Statistics point to an alarming number of young boys at high risk for suicide, alcohol and drug abuse, violence and loneliness. Kindlon and Thompson set out to answer this basic, crucial question: What do boys need that they're not getting? They illuminate the forces that threaten our boys, teaching them to believe that "cool" equals macho strength and stoicism. Cutting through outdated theories of "mother blame," "boy biology," and "testosterone," Kindlon and Thompson shed light on the destructive emotional training our boys receive--the emotional miseducation of boys.

Through moving case studies and cutting-edge research, Raising Cain paints a portrait of boys systematically steered away from their emotional lives by adults and the peer "culture of cruelty"--boys who receive little encouragement to develop qualities such as compassion, sensitivity, and warmth. The good news is that this doesn't have to happen. There is much we can do to prevent it.

Kindlon and Thompson make a compelling case that emotional literacy is the most valuable gift we can offer our sons, urging parents to recognize the price boys pay when we hold them to an impossible standard of manhood. They identify the social and emotional challenges that boys encounter in school and show how parents can help boys cultivate emotional awareness and empathy--giving them the vital connections and support they need to navigate the social pressures of youth.

Powerfully written and deeply felt, Raising Cain will forever change the way we see our sons and will transform the way we help them to become happy and fulfilled young men.

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Hardcover
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With Teresa Barker, Dan Kindion | 1 reprint edition from Ballantine Books (April 1, 1999)
9780345424570 | details & prices | 384 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Offers advice and guidance to parents and educators on how to cope with boys at risk and introduce a program designed to give boys an essential emotional education
Paperback
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With Teresa Barker | 1 edition from Ballantine Books (April 1, 2000)
9780345434852 | details & prices | 287 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Offers advice and guidance to parents and educators on how to cope with boys at risk and introduces a program designed to give boys an essential emotional education.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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from Bantam Audio (June 1, 2000)
9780553527148 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Offers advice and guidance to parents and educators on how to cope with boys at risk and introduce a program designed to give boys an essential emotional education.

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