Decoding Boys is the ultimate guide to help you understand and raise your boys with acceptance and perspective. Reading it is like having an empathetic, really smart friend who totally gets what you are going through and is helpful every step of the way!
For every parent who asks me how to get their son to say more than "I'm fine," I now have an answer: read Decoding Boys and absorb Cara Natterson's wise, thoughtful, compassionate, and informed advice. So many boys suffer through their adolescence in silence, identified by their schools as a problem, or blamed for not reaching their potential. Natterson explains what's going on in their bodies and minds, and shows you how to support them as they navigate the complexities of growing up. I am so grateful for Decoding Boys because it will empower parents to have better relationships with their sons and guide them to become confident, honorable young men. It is a book I wish I could put into every parent's hands and make them read. I think I may just buy a load of books and walk around giving them out!
Decoding Boys debunks the widespread myth of the inscrutable teenage boy. Dr. Cara Natterson illuminates boys' inner lives, details the pressures they face from the outside world, and teaches parents how to effectively engage and support their adolescent sons. Decoding Boys is clear, wise, and eye-opening. If you're raising a boy, you need this brilliant book.
Fifty years ago the publication of Our Bodies, Ourselves lifted women up by replacing ignorance and prejudice with knowledge and the power of sisterhood. Decoding Boys is equally revolutionary in its mission to help us understand the nuances of how boys develop.Natterson's warm, candid and conversational style gives us a vibrant, page-turning deep dive into both their emotional and physical growth; hers is an authoritative and passionate voice. I finished reading this book enlightened and excited to share it with parents of boys everywhere.
Decoding Boys offers remarkable scientific insight as to why teenage boys seem to shut down and behave antisocially once they enter puberty. We would say we wish this book was around when we were teenagers, but we were too busy playing video games, underage drinking, and lying to our parents to read.
Decoding Boys is the book we've been waiting for! Dr. Cara Natterson tackles the topics that are difficult for parents to understand, let alone discuss with their children. She demystifies the complex science of male puberty and delivers sound advice for any adult living with-and wanting to support-an increasingly silent teenage boy.