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What's Happening To Our Boys

What's Happening To Our Boys by Maggie Hamilton
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What kind of world are our boys growing up in? Why are increasing numbers of boys suffering body image and self-esteem problems? Why do they feel worthless without the latest branded toy, game or item of clothing? What makes soft drinks, snacks and fast foods so attractive? Why are they drawn to countless acts of violence on TV, in movies and in computer games? What impact does our highly sexualised climate and our emphasis on success and money have on them as they grow? And why are so many boys vulnerable to cyber bullying and to porn? Childhood and teenage life is changing rapidly, leaving parents exhausted and confused as to how best to tackle the many issues they face. How does this high-pressure environment affect a boy's confidence, his values and aspirations, his wellbeing, his sense of community, his attitudes to girls and women? In her follow-up book to What's Happening to Our Girls? Maggie Hamilton asks these and many other vital questions, as well as providing numerous tips for parents and educators on how to create a more promising future for our children. 'Any parent who has a son, especially a teenager or pre-teen, must read this.' Weekend Post
Penguin Books Ltd; May 2010
320 pages; ISBN 9780857964748
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Title: What's Happening To Our Boys
Author: Maggie Hamilton
 
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Look what they've done to my son, ma - Sydney Morning Herald
Fri, 22 Oct 2010 06:57:19 -0700
Look what they've done to my son, maSydney Morning Herald''As a society, we get the vulnerability of girls far ...
Violence, sex and the little boys lost - The Australian
Fri, 21 May 2010 07:25:17 -0700
The AustralianViolence, sex and the little boys lostThe AustralianAustralian author and social researcher Maggie Hamilton cites ...