The Purpose of Boys

Helping Our Sons Find Meaning, Significance, and Direction in Their Lives

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Author: Michael Gurian

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470401826

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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The final and conclusive book in the groundbreaking series on boys and their development 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. Includes an innovative program for support and interventions according to the unique needs, weaknesses, and strengths of each individual young man. This book is the follow-up to Gurian's bestselling The Minds of Boys Draws on the latest science and field research on how boys develop neurologically Gurian explores the unique issues boys must confront, and shows how their strategy for moral development and success in life is predicated on their nature and genetic predispositions.

Boy Scouts of Americ

The Official Handbook for Boys, Seventeenth Edition

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Author: Boy Scouts of America

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616403012

Category: Reference

Page: 516

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Boy Scouts of America: Official Handbook for Boys was first published in 1910 and continues to be published until this day. It outlines the principles and tenets of the Boy Scouts of America, the merit badges boys can attain for completing tasks and challenges, the classes and levels of scout, and the various skills a scout must possess. The motto "Always Be Prepared" is not taken lightly, and the handbook goes on to describe everything from tying knots, camping, and self defense to field observation, first aid, wildlife conservation, and chivalry. Filled with instructions accompanied by diagrams and pictures, this comprehensive guide is a must-have for any scout's, or anyone's, survival kit. The Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1910, and since its inception has remained one of the largest organizations in America, with more than four million boys participating today. Influenced by the Boy Scout Movement in England by Robert Baden-Powell, it was started in America by a group of young men and boys anxious to be a part of the noble and deserving enterprise.

The Cleverness of boys

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Author: Sally Featherstone,Ros Bayley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408193884

Category: Education

Page: 128

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The differences between boys and girls, in development and attitude to learning are well documented, and a formalised early curriculum emphasises these differences. The abilities of most girls to meet goals for learning at an earlier age may result in a tendency to focus on trying to teach boys to learn like girls, instead of recognising their unique gifts and abilities. If we are to help boys to become strong, competent learners from an early age, we must resist the temptation to feel sorry for them. We must dispel the myths about 'under-achievement', challenge stereotypical views of gender, and recognise the unique strengths and abilities of young boys.

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! A Guide for Teachers and Parents

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Author: Michael Gurian

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470940594

Category: Education

Page: 400

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A thoroughly revised edition of the classic resource for understanding gender differences in the classroom In this profoundly significant book, author Michael Gurian has revised and updated his groundbreaking book that clearly demonstrated how the distinction in hard-wiring and socialized gender differences affects how boys and girls learn. Gurian presents a proven method to educate our children based on brain science, neurological development, and chemical and hormonal disparities. The innovations presented in this book were applied in the classroom and proven successful, with dramatic improvements in test scores, during a two-year study that Gurian and his colleagues conducted in six Missouri school districts. Explores the inherent differences between the developmental neuroscience of boys and girls Reveals how the brain learns Explains when same sex classrooms are appropriate, and when they’re not This edition includes new information on a wealth of topics including how to design the ultimate classroom for kids in elementary, secondary, middle, and high school.

Counseling Troubled Boys

A Guidebook for Professionals

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Author: Mark S. Kiselica,Matt Englar-Carlson,Arthur M. Horne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113591611X

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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This volume provides practitioners with clear, helpful information about the process of understanding and engaging a wide array of boys and adolescent males in counseling. It supplies case examples and covers topics including race, ethnicity, religion, and other cultural factors of boys. A practical tool for school and mental health practitioners who need to understand and respond to the developmental and special issues of boys and adolescent males, Counseling Troubled Boys creates a bridge between young men and helping professionals. Key content includes adjustment issues, strategies for establishing rapport, interventions, case studies, and suggestions for future training and research.

The Nautical Magazine for 1875

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Author: Various authors,Various

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108056547

Category: History

Page: 1076

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The Nautical Magazine first appeared in 1832, and was published monthly well into the twenty-first century. It covers a wide range of subjects, including navigation, meteorology, technology and safety. An important resource for maritime historians, it also includes reports on military and scientific expeditions and on current affairs. The 1875 volume is again dominated by reports on the Merchant Shipping Bill and debates on seaworthiness, with the editor continuing to prefer 'personal responsibility' to 'Plimsolecisms' and 'grandmotherly supervision' by the government. Serials focus on the economies of the British colonies, Atlantic shipping lines and emigration to South America, but fiction no longer features. Other topics include the opening of the Royal Naval Museum at Greenwich, innovations such as steel hawsers and desalination apparatus for producing drinking water, a proposal for generating power from wave action, and suggestions for using rats as a tasty and economical food source.

Counseling Boys and Young Men

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Author: Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, LMHC-IN, LPC-NC, NCC,Bonnie Colon, LMHC, NCC, NCSC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826109195

Category: Psychology

Page: 456

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"Counseling Boys and Young Men provides a plethora of information and counseling techniques essential to the continued development of young men....The text serves as a noteworthy manual addressing the myriad of issues affecting young males in todayís society."--The Professional Counselor Journal This comprehensive guide to the unique challenges faced by boys and young men encompasses todayís most critical issues and presents effective, evidence-based strategies for treating them. Recognizing the specific needs of diverse young males, this text covers such contemporary issues as bullying and harassment, anger management, online gaming, addiction, pornography, and gang membership. The differences between the developmental issues of males and females are addressed, along with the emotional, intellectual, and physical changes boys experience as they move into adolescence. The difficulties counselors face in their efforts to access emotional expression in boys are discussed along with strategies to overcome these barriers. Each chapter includes a comprehensive case scenario that highlights the presenting issue, how the issue affects functioning, and how effective treatment is best implemented. Additional resources for more in-depth study are also included throughout the book. Key Features: Provides guidance to the unique psychological issues of boys and young men along with innovative, evidence-based treatment strategies Addresses such current topics as bullying/harassment, risk-taking behaviors, pornography addiction, gambling, single-parent families, and more Includes vivid case studies Explores such social issues as gang membership with a focus on helping young males revise their self-image and social networks

Searching for Tom Sawyer

How Parents and Congregations Can Stop the Exodus of Boys from Church

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Author: Tim Wright

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449786162

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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The Story of Boys—Lost in the Twenty-first Century: 70% of all Ds and Fs go to boys 85% of stimulant-addressing medications prescribed in the world are prescribed to US boys Boys are falling behind girls in virtually every area of life 70 -90% of boys will leave the church in their teens and early twenties Searching for Tom Sawyer offers parents and church leaders a compelling vision and practical principles for how, together, they can change that storyline by forging boys into heroic men. “More than 70% of the young men who are raised in church abandon it during their teens and twenties ... Tim Wright examines the problem and offers real solutions to one of the greatest challenges facing the church today.” —David Murrow, author of Why Men Hate Going to Church “No one who cares for boys, and equally no one who cares for kids and families should miss Searching for Tom Sawyer.” —Leonard Sweet, professor at Drew University and George Fox University “Tim Wright’s diagnosis of why most of our congregations struggle to connect with guys is eye-opening and stunning ... As the father of three boys, I wish I’d had this book years ago. As the pastor of a congregation, I’m glad I have it now.” —Pastor Jeff Marian, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Burnsville, Minnesota

"Arms, and the Man I sing . . ."

A Preface to Dryden's Æneid

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Author: Arvid Løsnes

Publisher: University of Delaware

ISBN: 1611490030

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 374

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This study referred to as a "preface" is given this designation because its basic aim is not to offer an up-to-date overall assessment of Dryden's translation of Virgil's Æneid but, rather, to provide a relevant basis for such an assessment ?thus allowing for a wide range of readership. The relevance of this approach rests on two basic premises: that of R. A. Brower, who maintains "that no translation can be understood or properly evaluated apart from the conditions of expression under which it was made," supported by Dryden's expressed intention "to make Virgil speak such English, as he wou'd himself have spoken, if he had been born in England, and in this present age," together providing a genuinely relevant basis for an understanding of Dryden's translation, "the conditions of expression" here allowing the inclusion of all the possible implications this phrase includes.

Writing the Playbook

A Practitioner’s Guide to Creating a Boy-Friendly School

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Author: Kelley King

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483302903

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Your game plan for getting boys on the path to higher achievement As a school leader, Kelley King has walked the talk: she successfully led her own staff to close the achievement gap between boys and girls in reading and writing in just one year. In this book, readers get King’s step-by-step, research-based leadership plan for jump-starting boys’ achievement. King shares: Critical insight into the brain-based differences between boys and girls First-hand leadership and classroom experiences to provide educators with a blueprint for creating schools where boys (and girls!) thrive Ready-to-use activities and resources for leading a successful gap-closing initiative