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Why boys don't talk and why we care : a mother's guide to connection
Shaffer, Susan Morris.
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Chevy Chase, Md. : Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, [2000]

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164 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Audubon Library HQ797 .S5 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The topic of gender differences usually comes up in child development literature. Much of it has focused on girls and their unique needs during development. In this book, however, Shaffer and Gordon, a gender equity specialist and a clinical social worker, respectively, explore in great depth the traps of male adolescence, especially the lack of "range of emotional expression." By discussing theories concerning boys' behavior, readers are given an excellent introduction to various psychological, sociological, and educational approaches currently used by professionals. In a light and breezy tone, the authors mix parental observations with their professional expertise to create an informative and practical book. Interesting sidebars, exercises, checklists, great appendixes, and a wonderful bibliography make this especially helpful to parents or professionals who work with boys. Highly recommended for public libraries.DMee-Len Hom, Hunter Coll. Lib., New York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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