Everyone knows that boys are falling behind in education. Largely left out of the discussion are parents of boys, who are most aware that their bright, eager sons hit an invisible wall somewhere near fourth grade, after which they become disengaged, discouraged, and disaffected. There are dozens of books on underachieving boys, but most parents brave enough to lift one off the shelf are instantly intimidated by the footnotes, graphs, case studies, and academic-speak addressed almost entirely to educators.
What about the average guilt-ridden, frustrated mother or father of an underachieving boy? Jump-Starting Boys empowers parents, helping them reclaim the duties and rewards of raising their children and navigate the influences of school and media. Filled with reassurance and support, the book turns fear and guilt into can-do confidence. Through easy tips and action list sidebars, this is the most practical, readable book on the topic.
Yes, Pam Withers has written a book for adults (released July 2013). Parents, educators, and mentors will be interested in this book on getting boys to read and achieve; it’s written by Pam with her sister Cynthia, a therapist and former educator.
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