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Matthew M. reviewed Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys on
Helpful Score: 4
I bought 10 copies of this book and gave them to my friends with boys-- and one copy for PaperBackSwap.com! I want to live in a world with men who are secure and connected to their emotions. Those men start as boys, and this book is a start at shaping them.
Large on distressing stories and small on useful advice. I am the mother of an active two year old son, and this did not give me much insight. Perhaps if I had a troublesome, withdrawn teenage son, this book would make me feel like I was not the first parent to suffer those frustrations... but it still wouldn't help me know what to do about it.
Renee K. reviewed Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys on
Helpful Score: 2
Excellent book! Please read this book before you have your son tested and medicated for ADD, ADHD . . . This book describes may of the shortfalls that boys have in the early years of schooling. It will make you rethink your sweet little man in the making!
Raising Cain by psychologists Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson was a series of anecdotes, study results, and conclusions about adolescent boys emotional lives and the resulting behaviors. The authors go into great detail explaining the complex nature of boys' emotions. I've always thought boys and men had simple, straightforward emotions, but this book has convinced me otherwise. This was an eye-opening book for me and one I would recommend for anyone who interacts with a boy (or boys) in their life.