Gurian, Michael

The Purpose of Boys: Helping Our Sons Find Meaning, Significance, and Direction in Their Lives

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A crucial book in the groundbreaking series on boys and follow-up to the bestselling The Minds of Boys

In this climax to his series of landmark books about boys, Michael Gurian offers a powerful new program to help us give our sons a core purpose–a program based on building morality, character, career goals, the ability to form intimate relationships, selflessness, personal and community responsibility, and an accelerated process of developmental maturity. Gurian reveals how important purpose is for the success and happiness of boys and explains how a boy's core personality, nature, and genetic predisposition functions to create both strengths and weaknesses in their journey towards maturity. Gurian draws on the latest science and field research on how boys develop neurologically, the unique issues they must confront, and how their strategy for moral development and success in life is predicated on their nature and genetic predispositions. He tells parents and educators how to customize their support and interventions according to the unique needs, weaknesses, and strengths of each individual boy and young man.

Michael Gurian (Spokane, WA) started what is now known as “the boys' movement” and is the bestselling author of many famous parenting books, including The Wonder of Boys (978-0-87477-887-8), Boys and Girls Learn Differently (978-0-7879-5343-0), and The Minds of Boys (978-0-7879-7761-0). Gurian is a family therapist, author, speaker, and founder of the Gurian Institute, and has appeared in all the major national media, including the Today show, Good Morning America, CNN, PBS, NPR, and in a Newsweek cover story as well as the New York Times, USA Today, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Parenting, Good Housekeeping, and Redbook.

Keywords: pojat, lasten kehitys, sukupuolierot, kasvatus, päämäärät, mielekkyys, sähkökirjat

John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
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Upbringing, Education

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