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Raising Boys in the 21st Century

How to Help Our Boys Become Open-Hearted, Kind and Strong Men
Narrated by: Steve Biddulph
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (134 ratings)

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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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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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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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Quite Good Book

Good story. No massive insights. Little spoiled right at the end with unnecessary political opinions

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Must Listen For Parents of Boys

A great listen for mums and dads on raising our precious boys into the men we want them to be.

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Outstanding

As a father of two young boys this book provides guidance and building kind, well balance children through happier childhoods

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common sense suggestions interspersed with opinion

It is a mystery to me to understand why this book has gained such a following. The first half was moderately helpful, seemed to be scientifically based and it helped me understand my 3 boys somewhat better (although I would say I did know most of it anyway).

Once he started talking about sexuality, LGBTQI the chain fell off for me. From there on it was pure opinion, without any scientific basis. Driving whatever gender opinion he has, is not why I decided to listen to this book.
I can only recommend the first half. And only so so. It’s mostly common sense, and advocating that kids need to stay at home from day care, and that parents have til be oh-so politically correct, has no place in the real world.
He clearly has a political agenda to push.
Save your time and money and do like parents have done for thousands of years, and things will most likely turn out ok.

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