The Challenge of Raising Boys

How would you describe boys, in general?  I asked several people and they described boys as hyperactive, “heathens”, accident prone, ill-behaved, and boisterous.  The typical boy craves adventure and action, longs to feel powerful, and these cravings and urges often get them in trouble.  Growing up isn’t easy for boys (or girls).  While all children face many of the same challenges to successful development, there are several problems that are gender-specific. This month’s column will highlight some issues for boys in particular, and give some helpful advice to parents of boys.  In my counseling practice, I often recommend two books
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