Raising Boys in a New Kind of World Paperback – Dec 24 2011
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This book creates a compelling argument to show that traits in boys often leading to resistance should be encouraged through a combination of empathy and character building which result in the development of confident citizens who can make positive contributions to our communities. (Canadian Teacher magazine)
About the Author
Michael Reist is the author of The Dysfunctional School and has published more than 70 articles on parenting, teaching, spirituality, and popular culture. Audiences across Canada have been inspired by his popular workshop "Boys and Girls Learn Differently." He lives in Caledon East, Ontario.
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Reist's thesis can be summed up to say that, "treating equally does not mean treating the same" when it comes to the education of our children. Each parent, each teacher is asked to consider the biological, social and personal characteristics and needs of their child and to do away with the paradigm of the "factory school" to accept and love and teach that child according to their individual person-hood.
Reist questions the current "sit still and do as you are told", zero-tolerance model of school. He questions the high rates of ADD and ADHD diagnoses among male children. He debunks our fears about video games and social media and delves into the mind and soul of the schoolyard bully. The answer? Rather than suggest anarchy and the end of formal schooling, Reist offers integrity as a possible solution. Without blaming, he spurs teachers and parents to look deeper within themselves to offer the love, mentoring, boundaries and leadership that children require from the adults in their lives.
Since reading this book, I've spoken with about a dozen different parents and teachers whose experiences are a perfect match with Reist's observations about boys.Read more ›
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I loved this book. I have a daughter who does very well in school and two sons who do not. It is so helpful to learn that boys are wired differently and have different needs. Read morePublished on April 18 2012 by Margaret
Good book. Very valuable read in the 21st century for anyone raising a boy. Attention span and the internet, ADD/ADHD as over diagnoses, the role of medication with those with a... Read morePublished on April 6 2012 by Jeff
The wisdom, logic, simplicity and accessibility of Michael's book is what makes it such a must-read for every parent or teacher. Read morePublished on March 29 2012 by CARP
Just finished your book Raising Boys in a New Kind of World and absolutely loved it. Section/part IV (A New Kind of Parent) was exceptionally brilliant. Read morePublished on March 28 2012 by col
I have seen Michael Reist's amazing action on the stage, so I was really looking forward to his new book. Read morePublished on March 23 2012 by Erika