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The complete idiot's guide to raising boys

Author: Laurie A Helgoe; Barron M Helgoe
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Alpha Books, ©2008.
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Teaches parents of young boys what they need to know from birth to college, including advice and information on school, discipline, puberty, bullies, girls, and other essential topics.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie A Helgoe; Barron M Helgoe
ISBN: 9781592577309 159257730X
OCLC Number: 176917708
Description: xix, 300 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 Boy Gets Personality 1 --
1 It's a Boy! 3 --
Boy Wishes 4 --
Family Name 4 --
Assuming Competence 5 --
Fear of Boys 6 --
What's in a Boy? 6 --
History and Boys 7 --
Equality and Boys 7 --
Meeting Him 9 --
Testing Assumptions 10 --
Boys Are More Aggressive 10 --
Boys Are Less Sensitive 10 --
Boys Are Less Emotional 11 --
Boys Are Slower Than Girls 11 --
Boy Oh Boy! 11 --
2 Growing at His Pace 13 --
Boys Do Cry! 13 --
Boys at Play 16 --
Wheels 16 --
Mom's Fun Clothes 17 --
"He's Shooting Me!" 18 --
Boys and the Potty 19 --
Ready, Set, Go (or Not!) 20 --
Boys Still Bedwetting-Normal! 21 --
Little Boys and Discipline 22 --
"Tougher Love" for Boys? 23 --
Time Out! 24 --
3 Mommy, Mine Is Different! 27 --
Body Exploration 28 --
Do These Parts Have Names? 28 --
Playing Doctor 29 --
Playing, Not Player 29 --
Handle with Care 30 --
Can I See Yours? 30 --
Bathroom Visits 31 --
Bedroom Visits 31 --
Oedipus Lives! 32 --
"Flirting" 33 --
"Competing" 34 --
Helping Him Through 34 --
Boundaries, Not Shame 36 --
4 My Gender, Myself 39 --
Having a Hero, Being a Hero 40 --
Superheroes 40 --
Reading Adventures 41 --
Rock Stars and Athletes 41 --
My Dad 42 --
A Hero at Home 43 --
I Am a Strong Boy 44 --
Physical Strength 44 --
Ego Strength 45 --
Broadening the Definition 46 --
I Have Buddies 47 --
First Friend 47 --
Boy Interactions 48 --
Small Talk for Small Boys 49 --
I Can Take Care of You, Too 49 --
5 Confidently Me 51 --
Confidence Has No Gender 52 --
Hand-Me-Down or Custom-Fit Me? 52 --
What If His Style Is Unhealthy? 53 --
Not Just for Girls 54 --
Caring About Relationships 55 --
Gentleness 55 --
Creativity 56 --
Building a Personality 58 --
Personality Playsheet 58 --
From Part to Whole 60 --
Introvert or Extrovert? 61 --
Part 2 Boy Gets Skills 63 --
6 Skill-Building at Home 65 --
Self-Care Basic Training 66 --
Teeth-Brushing 67 --
Wearing a Retainer 67 --
Showering and Bathing 68 --
Bed-Making 69 --
Picking Up Dirty Clothes 69 --
Family Work Crew 69 --
Puzzles and Games 71 --
Computer Time 72 --
Caring for a Pet or Sibling 74 --
Money Skills 76 --
Unstructured Time 77 --
7 Helping Him Be Cool with School 79 --
School at Home 80 --
Preschool Options 80 --
Kindergarten and "Redshirting" 82 --
Elementary Joys for Boys 84 --
Identifying Teachers Who Love Boys 85 --
New Boy in School 86 --
Not-So-Public Options 86 --
Homeschooling 87 --
Public vs. Private Schools 87 --
8 When His Teacher Calls 91 --
To Be or Not to Be "Gifted" 92 --
Falling Behind 94 --
"Behavior Problem" or Boy Behavior? 95 --
Zero Tolerance-for Boys? 96 --
Boy Behavior 101 97 --
"Taking Out" Feelings 98 --
Is He ADD? 99 --
Are All Boys ADHD? 99 --
ADHD Defined 100 --
Parenting Power 101 --
Exceptional Adults, Exceptional Boys 102 --
9 Sports 'R Boys-or Not? 105 --
Value of Sports 106 --
Getting Coached 106 --
Physical Identity 108 --
Yes! We Won! 109 --
Losses and Resilience 110 --
Success of Joy 111 --
Overvaluing of Sports 112 --
When the Coach Needs Medication 113 --
When It's Dad's Dream 113 --
When Mom's Yelling Too Loud 114 --
When He's Not Into It 115 --
Go Team! 115 --
Team Bonding 115 --
So Many Choices 116 --
Going Solo 116 --
Solo for the Team 116 --
Competing Against Himself 117 --
Lifetime Sports 117 --
Nature Sports 117 --
Real Time Together 117 --
Safety First 118 --
Your Values, His Values 118 --
10 Skills Beyond Sports 121 --
Brain Competition 122 --
Chess 122 --
Academic Competition 123 --
Speech and Debate 125 --
Skills in the Arts 125 --
Musician 126 --
Actor 126 --
Artist 127 --
Writer 128 --
Discipline and Survival 129 --
Boy Scouts 129 --
Martial Arts 130 --
Social and Emotional Skills 132 --
Conversation 132 --
Being a Friend 133 --
At the Dance 133 --
11 Boys and the Art of Teasing 135 --
Why Do Boys Tease? 136 --
Friend or Foe? 136 --
Dominance 137 --
Humor 138 --
Boredom 139 --
Who Teases? 139 --
Part of the Language 139 --
Teasing vs. Bullying 140 --
Boy Bullies vs. Girl Bullies? 140 --
Adapting: Teaching Teasing 141 --
Taking a Tease 141 --
Giving a Tease 142 --
Just the Right Amount 142 --
Transcending Teasing 143 --
Teasing, and Then What? 143 --
Value of Desire 143 --
Tease This Way 143 --
12 Boys in the Middle 145 --
Boys' Club 146 --
Running in Packs 146 --
Aversion to Girls 148 --
Taking His Time 150 --
Short Boys, Tall Girls 150 --
Soon Enough Is Soon Enough 151 --
Joy of Not Caring 152 --
Get Goofy! 152 --
Enjoying Silly Boys 152 --
Playing Along 153 --
Part 3 Boy Gets Hormones 155 --
13 Puberty in Perspective 157 --
A Process, Not an Event 158 --
Under the Sheets 159 --
Wet Dreams 159 --
Masturbation 160 --
Importance of Privacy 160 --
Physical Changes 161 --
So Long, Soprano 161 --
Skinny on Skin 162 --
P-U-berty 162 --
Coordination 163 --
My Boy Is Shaving! 163 --
His Secret Worries 164 --
Locker-Room Fears 164 --
I'll Never Be Good at Anything 166 --
I'll Never Have a Real Friend 167 --
My Dad/Mom/Parents Hate Me 168 --
Self-Image and Puberty 168 --
Complimenting His Image 168 --
Stealth Approach to Cool 169 --
Joy of Manhood 170 --
14 Finding His Identity 171 --
Fears in the Mirror 172 --
Am I Weird? 172 --
Am I Attractive? 173 --
Am I Smart? 174 --
What Makes a Boy Popular? 175 --
Trying On His Identity 177 --
Music Is Key 178 --
Rap on Lyrics 179 --
Hair, Clothes, and Identity 182 --
Big Thoughts 183 --
Challenging Authority 183 --
Parental Fall from Grace 184 --
15 Loving Him, Loving His Friends 187 --
At His Best 188 --
His Friends Matter 188 --
Girl Friend, Not Girlfriend 189 --
Opening Your Home 190 --
His Web of Friends 192 --
IM Talking 192 --
My Space, My Face, My Group 194 --
Let's Play Video! 195 --
Is This the Wrong Crowd? 196 --
Why Does He Like These Kids? 196 --
Separating Gossip from Truth 197 --
Barbarians at the Gates 197 --
16 Girl and Gay Smarts 199 --
How Do I Talk to Her? 200 --
It's His Move 201 --
What Do Girls Want? 203 --
Learning from the Media 204 --
Reality Check 205 --
Morality Check 205 --
A Real Conversation About Sex 205 --
Getting a Clue 206 --
Limits and Values 207 --
Falling in Love 208 --
Rejection Boot Camp 208 --
From Girl Smarts to Gay Smarts 209 --
Am I Gay? 210 --
What Gay Is, and What It's Not 211 --
Confidently Gay 212 --
Part 4 Boy Gets a Life 215 --
17 He's in High School! 217 --
His Brave New World 218 --
Will I Have to Fight? 218 --
Will I Fail? 219 --
Boys Are Hormonal, Too 220 --
Testosterone and Emotion 220 --
Lust 24/7 221 --
Having a Role 223 --
Leader 223 --
Loner 223 --
Rebel 224 --
Entertainer 225 --
Hero 225 --
Regular Guy 226 --
What About Academics? 227 --
This Is Hard! 227 --
Competing Priorities 228 --
Taking Himself Seriously 228 --
18 Beyond Rage and ESPN 231 --
Boy of Few Words 232 --
Interrogation Doesn't Work 232 --
Under Pressure 234 --
A Different Kind of Conversation 234 --
Round Table 235 --
Do Something Together 236 --
Involve His Friends 236 --
Posture 237 --
Self-Protection 237 --
"Adults Hate Us" 237 --
Seeing His Soft Center 238 --
Emotional Strength-Training 239 --
His Anger Is Not in Charge 240 --
Share Your Feelings 240 --
Monitoring Escapism 241 --
Depression in Boys 241 --
Not What You Think 241 --
When He Needs Help 243 --
Being Me, Feeling Loved 244 --
19 When Your Son Tastes Life 245 --
Joy of Driving 246 --
Power and Responsibility 246 --
Yes, Officer 247 --
Life's a Party! 248 --
Drinking 249 --
Smoking, Chewing, and Inhaling 250 --
Everything Is Fine in La-La Land 252 --
Courage to Know 252 --
Keeping Him Safe 253 --
Reining Him In 253 --
Staying Grounded 254 --
Grounding Him 255 --
Perks of Pulling Him Back 256 --
20 Teenage Boys and Family Identity 259 --
Boys Need a Home to Complain About 260 --
Myth of Masculine Self-Sufficiency 260 --
Rolling His Eyes with a Smile 261 --
Things He Can Count On 261 --
Dinnertime 262 --
Downtime 262 --
Private Time 263 --
Family Time 263 --
Doing His Part 264 --
Chores Prepare Him for Life 264 --
He Needs to Feel Needed 265 --
Family Vacation 266 --
Boys, Adventure, and Memory 266 --
Away from Peer Pressure 267 --
Boys Count on Rituals 267 --
Bedtime 267 --
Holiday Traditions 268 --
Inventing Rituals 268 --
Not Too Old 269 --
21 Launching Him 271 --
College Considerations 272 --
Home or Away? 272 --
Academic Goals 273 --
Cost 274 --
Who Decides? 275 --
Rites of Passage: Old and New 275 --
Graduation Day 276 --
Helping Him Move 276 --
When He Doesn't Move Out 277 --
A Dream with a Deadline 277 --
Sweat Equity 278 --
Rent Is Due on the First 278 --
When He Moves Out and Moves Back! 279 --
Lost His Job/Girlfriend/Ambition 279 --
Solving, Not Judging 279 --
He's Got a Life 280 --
Eye to Eye 280 --
Adult Activities 280 --
He's in Love 281 --
Joy of Loving 281 --
Losing a Son? 282 --
Embracing Your Blessing 282.
Other Titles: Complete idiot's guide
Raising boys
Responsibility: by Laurie A. Helgoe and Barron M. Helgoe.
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Teaches parents of young boys what they need to know from birth to college, including advice and information on school, discipline, puberty, bullies, girls, and other essential topics.

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