The Courage To Raise Good Men: You Don't Have To Sever The Bond With Your Son To Help Him Become A Man

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How do we raiise our boys to be men? And what do they lose in the process? Can a boy be contaminated by his mother's femininity? Has a mother failed if her son isn't macho? Is this timely and provocative book, Olga SIlverstein questions our traditional notions of manhood and calls for mothers and fathers alike to refuse to sanction the emotional shutdown we traditionally demand of boys, thus enabling sons to grow up not only strong men but whole people.

Authors : Olga Silverstein, Beth Rashbaum

Publisher : Penguin Books

Published Year : 1995

Edition : Reprint

Format : Paperback, 288 pages

Dimensions : 5.30 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 0.69 (d)

ISBN : 0140175679

ISBN13 : 9780140175677


Overview :

"Challenging and readable...will help mothers understand the implications of pushing boys out of the family before they're ready to go."—The Los Angeles Times Book Review.

Silverstein, one of the founding members of the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy, calls for mothers and fathers alike to refuse to sanction the emotional shutdown we traditionally demand of boys, thus enabling sons to grow up to be not only strong men but whole people.