Friday, September 10, 2010

Rao’s THE WAY OF BOYS Shines an Informed Light on Boyhood Development

The Way of Boys:Promoting the Social and Emotional Development of Young Boys by Anthony RaoIn an age when conditions such as ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, and bipolar disorder are increasingly diagnosed and misdiagnosed, will the future teachers in your classroom even know what normal is for a boy between the ages of two and seven? How will they know the difference between symptoms of an actual disorder and typical boyhood behavior?

Based on Anthony Rao’s longitudinal studies, The Way of Boys:Promoting the Social and Emotional Development of Young Boys provides an eye-opening interpretation of boyhood development to show that quite often the symptoms leading to these (mis)diagnoses are often just “the storm before the calm,” a temporary lapse in skills preceding a major cognitive leap forward. His commonsense text provides a guide to the distinct challenges of educating and raising young boys and reaffirms the old adage that “boys will be boys.”

Praise for Way of Boys:
“This book offers clear understanding of the various and varied ways boys grow and develop into healthy, well-adjusted adults. Many of the modern obstacles to this development…fall away after one reads Dr. Rao’s compassionate, specific, problem-solving book.”Michael Gurian, author of The Purpose of Boys

“Restores our faith in normal boy development (with all its ups and downs).”—Michael Thompson, Ph.D., author of Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys

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