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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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A must read!

Fantastic from start to finish. I felt every emotion along the way. I have a 2 year old boy and this book has helped me to understand him even more than I already did. I will be reading this book over and over again as my boy gets older!

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Not very modern

I wasn't a fan of the voice of the reader, but that is obviously personal. In general, I find the thoughts quite outdated. Also I think it's almost described as a burden to bring up boys, with so many ways to go wrong and once wrong they end up being in gangs, etc. Quite negative in my view.

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Must read for every parent

Excellent narrator and book who keeps you wanting more. A must read for families raising boys.

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Anyone want to invest in the future? Read this.

A light bulb moment a minute... Makes you reflect on so many things as a child, parent and male. Question marks deleted, real stories and most importantly the author's statements he backs by science, known facts, studies and basic evolution. A bit better than reading a random person's thoughts on parenting on Facebook that has been shared 1000 times by other random people...

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Very insightful!

Loved the approach and guidance Steve gives to raising boys. Plenty of tips and tools to use as I focus my efforts to raise well balanced, caring and respectful boys into this world.

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Should be essential reading

I think the points raised in this book are so important and powerful it should be essential reading for all parents. I'll certainly listen again and again as my boys grow older.

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Enlightenment

An amazing book of understanding a d knowledge. I have now come to understand my son's feelings and thinking. I realised the mistakes I have done and will never want to make again. Thank you Steve

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