By Michael Thompson, Dan Kindlon
The lovely luck of Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher's landmark e-book, confirmed a real and urgent have to tackle the emotional lives of women. Now, ultimately, this is the publication that solutions our both well timed and demanding have to comprehend our boys.
In elevating Cain, Dan Kindlon, Ph.D., and Michael Thompson, Ph.D., of the country's top baby psychologists, percentage what they've got realized in additional than thirty-five years of mixed adventure operating with boys and their households. They demonstrate a country of boys who're hurting--sad, afraid, indignant, and silent. records aspect to an alarming variety of younger boys at excessive danger for suicide, alcohol and drug abuse, violence and loneliness. Kindlon and Thompson got down to resolution this simple, the most important query: What do boys want that they're no longer getting? They light up the forces that threaten our boys, instructing them to think that "cool" equals macho energy and stoicism. slicing via superseded theories of "mother blame," "boy biology," and "testosterone," Kindlon and Thompson make clear the harmful emotional education our boys receive--the emotional miseducation of boys.
Through relocating case stories and state-of-the-art examine, elevating Cain paints a portrait of boys systematically prompt clear of their emotional lives via adults and the peer "culture of cruelty"--boys who obtain little encouragement to improve features corresponding to compassion, sensitivity, and heat. the good news is this doesn't need to take place. there's a lot we will be able to do to avoid it.
Kindlon and Thompson make a compelling case that emotional literacy is the main precious reward we will be able to provide our sons, urging mom and dad to acknowledge the cost boys pay once we carry them to an most unlikely general of manhood. They determine the social and emotional demanding situations that boys come upon at school and exhibit how mom and dad can assist boys domesticate emotional wisdom and empathy--giving them the important connections and help they should navigate the social pressures of youth.
Powerfully written and deeply felt, elevating Cain will without end switch the way in which we see our sons and should remodel the way in which we support them to turn into chuffed and fulfilled younger men.
From the Hardcover variation.