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Publisher's Summary

The most popular guide ever about raising boys is back, significantly updated to help raise sons in a world that offers gender equality, respect, and a whole new kind of man but is still haunted by toxic masculinity.  

You’ll find cutting-edge science about the "physical fours", the "emotional eights", and how puberty can be turned into a positive time, along with hundreds of other practical tips for raising a son.

No two boys are alike, and you have to get to know your own unique boy. The idea that "if we understand them, we can help them" is what has made this guide so well-loved and trusted in more than a million homes. 

As one of Australia’s best-known psychologists for almost 30 years, Steve has introduced a generation of fathers into hands-on engagement with kids and helped thousands of mothers gain confidence in their ability to raise sons well. He has worked with schools in 17 countries, and 130,000 parents have heard his unforgettable live talks.   

©2018 Steve Biddulph (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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life changing for parents

loved it! if only every parent and caregiver could hear this and the world would be a better place. Do it for your kids!

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The way this was read made me want to go to sleep.

Honesty don't know what is in the book because the narration made me so sleepy. Might pick up a copy and read it myself. Excellent if you need help going to sleep.

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Great Resource

Loved book content but found it hard to get through. Prefer different narrator and would not listen to again because of this. May buy hard copy book in future.

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Wonderful book! And very soothing voice ☺️

I learned so many things about being a boy that as a girl I never knew! Thank you 🙏🏼

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thought provoking, well written, great narration

a great parenting resource for parents and care givers. excellent narration from the author. very thought provoking and insightful casting light onto my own upbringing which is why I'm reading raising girls next even though I don't have girls!!!

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Learned so much

Excellent book to give a true yet practical insight about raising boys whichever age they are currently at.
Also made me think about my husband and our natural differences.
Highly recommended to parents, teachers, coaches …anyone really!

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Steve Biddulph you are an outstanding man.

fantastic book written and read by an incredible man. all parents of boys should read this

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Fabulous book

Loved this book and how relatable it is to the everyday. Left feeling much more confident in raising my little boy. Have recommended it to all I know who also have boys.

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Booo boo boo so bad yi ieiiai is KS is is Jai I utrivi bull sh**

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Steve is a BOY champion! As we all should be!

I loved this book. I am a mum of two beautiful little boys & I want to make sure that they feel loved, understood & treated fairly their entire life. I have 3 brothers and so i had a wonderful & adventurous childhood, building cubby houses & making jumping platforms at water holes, something i always wanted for my children because it just felt right. Now I know, for sure, how incredibly important it is for little boy bodies to do & experience. I am not worried anymore that all the crayons, pencils & textas go unused. The meaning of masculinity needs to change with us, the parents of the next generation. It starts by reading this book.

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