Jump-starting Boys

Jump-starting Boys

Help your Reluctant Learner Find Success in School and Life

Book - 2013
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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 is the first book on the market that 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 authors turn fear and guilt into can-do confidence. Through easy tips and action list sidebars, this is the most practical, readable book on the topic.
Publisher: Berkeley, California :, Viva Editions, an imprint of Cleis Press, Inc.,, 2013, ©2013.
ISBN: 9781936740390
Branch Call Number: 370. 154 WIT
Characteristics: xx, 285 pages
Additional Contributors: Gill, Cynthia - Author

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JCLColleenO Apr 16, 2014

The authors give practical, timely suggestions for parents to encourage their boys in school. It gives warning signs to look for to prevent a child from becoming disengaged, and ways for parents to prevent them from falling behind.

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