21st Century Boys: How Modern Life Can Drive Them Off the Rails and How to Get Them Back on Track

Author(s): Sue Palmer

Specifically for Boys

What's happening to boys? At home, they sprawl before a flickering screen, lost in a solitary, sedentary fantasy world; at school, the choice of role seems limited to nerd or thug, bullied or bullying. By the time they reach their teens, the chances of depression, self-harm, drug or alcohol abuse grow each year. Raising boys has never been more diffcult. For the sake of their sons, parents need to know the facts about how boys develop and how best to protect them from the damaging effects of modern life. Sue Palmer assesses the issues currently confronting boys from birth to when they leave school, and explains how we can all help to ensure they emerge as healthy, normal adults. Based on the latest research from around the world, 21st CENTURY BOYS provides parents, teachers and others with a clear pathway to bringing up boys.


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A major new insight into the difficulties of raising boys, and how parents can help their sons fulfil their potential. From the author of TOXIC CHILDHOOD.

Behind the screaming headlines, she talks a lot of sense. THE BOOKSELLER In a hugely informative and interesting book packed with readable research, Palmer suggests how we can raise balanced, bright boys. Each chapter ends with practical suggestions for how this might be achieved SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY A very well researched book with plenty of pretty inarguable evidence... The ever-practical Ms Palmer provides pages of "what we can do" suggestions at the end of each chapter, including specific ideas for teachers SEC ED (The Voice for Secondary Education) Palmer (who has) more than 30 years' teaching experience under her belt, is a woman on a mission. SCOTSMAN Based on the latest research from around the world, 21st Century Boys provides parents and teachers with a clear pathway to bringing up boys. GREEN PARENT invaluable advice on opening up conversations about school or anything else, and helping children talk through problems SAINSBURY MAGAZINE Practical advice for parents is evident in each chapter and offered in a very non-patronizing "common sense" style. EYE (EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR) One of the pleasures of reviewing books for The Teacher is to find a book that makes you think about the way you approach teaching - 21st Century Boys is such a book THE TEACHER I suggest you go out and buy 21st Century Boys and read it for yourself, and I wager that you'll not have bought a more important or treasured book in a long time JUNO

Sue Palmer is a writer, broadcaster and consultant on the education of young children. She is a specialist in literacy and is also a popular speaker, addressing thousands of teachers, parents and health professionals each year across the UK and around the world. She writes frequently in the national press, and has worked as a consultant to the National Literacy Trust, the Basic Skills Agency, many educational publishers, the Department for Education and the BBC.

General Fields

  • : 9781409103387
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : January 2009
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sue Palmer
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 649.132
  • : 384