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    Default Raising Boys

    I've been reading "Rasing Boys" By child psych Steve Biddulph - anyone else reading/read this one? What are your thoughs?

    I have three boys so am interested in how they tick ; How I should be guiding them

    any other good books out there?

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    I felt exactly the same as missie_mack, I really didn't get anything helpful from it. I prefer books like 'children are people too' that don't contain the encouragement of stereotypes.

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    Any other reccomendations?

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    Saw a book at the library today called 'How not to f*** them up', lol! Looks interesting, no idea what it's like but the title has me hooked already!

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    I found it really helpful. I didn't see it as encouraging sterotypes, rather pointing out that boys and girls are wired differently, which anyone who has ever been in a relationship knows! I'm from a family of all girls, so it really helped me to understand my role better as well as how important it is for me to step aside sometimes and let their father take the lead. He is not a natural leader, and it's not normal for me to just stand aside!

    Everyone has different ideas about these things. I don't treat it as my gospel but I certainly found some of the information useful.

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    I liked the book too, I found some really useful information and I particularly liked when he talked about the importance of role models at different ages. I don't know of any other good books though.

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    The only thing I really took from the book is that it could help a lot of fathers. He did focus on the fact that a lot of children aren't spending quality time with their dads because dad is too busy with work. He made it pretty clear that kids don't care how much money he makes, or how important the upcoming meeting is but that they get to spend time with him.

    Other than that I thought it was all based on his personal opinion and I saw very little fact.

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    I quite like the book raising boys.
    The other one I really love is also by Steve Biddulph and is called 'the secrets of happy children'. Obviously not about boys specifically but a great read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Well the book Benji referred to was Children are People Too by Dr Louise Porter...
    There is another one written by a O.T about raising kids- I just have to think of her name lol
    Not sure if this is the book you were meaning (I bought it after hearing the author speak at our annual OT breakfast in OT week, but don't think she's an OT).

    Maggie Dent - her books are:
    "Real kids in an unreal world" - How to build resilience and self esteem in today's children
    "Saving Our children from Our Chaotic World:Teaching Children the magic of silence and stillness
    "Nurturing Kids' Hearts and Souls: Building emotional, social and spiritural competence
    "Saving Our Adolescents: Supporting Todays Adolescents through the bumpy road to adulthood.

    I've only got the first one, but it's got some great tips throughout

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiplusthree View Post

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    Don't think you can do it on your phone (if that's where you are), otherwise, go to control panel, into edit profile, then edit signature.

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