Raising boys without men : how maverick moms are creating the next generation of exceptional men / Peggy Drexler, with Linden Gross.Material type: BookPublisher: [Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale, c2005Description: xvi, 224 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1579548814 (hardcover) :.Title notes: $23.95 9-2005 (db)Subject(s): Boys | Masculinity | Single mothers | Parenting
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Raising thriving, emotionally healthy sons does not require a man around the house! That's the conclusion of a groundbreaking research study that will open eyes, stir debate, and reassure nearly 10 million single mothers.<br> <br> As the number of single-mom and two-mom households has grown, so have concerns about the possible damage to boys caused by the lack of a male role model in the house. Peggy F. Drexler, Ph.D., listened to all the dire warnings; but her training as a research psychologist told her she had to see the evidence. So she embarked on a long-term study comparing boys raised in female-headed families with those whose fathers were present throughout their childhood. What Dr. Drexler discovered is as heartening as it is startling:<br> o Female-headed households may be even better parents for boys than households with men<br> o Sons from these families are growing up emotionally stronger, more empathetic, and more well-rounded than boys from "traditional" mother-father families<br> o While more in touch with their feelings, these boys remain boyish and masculine in all the ways defined by our culture<br> Raising Boys Without Men offers an inclusive vision of what family can mean and a blueprint for raising happier, healthier sons.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- The bad rap against mothers -- Good news from the new home front -- Tapping into boy power -- Finding their own role models -- Head-and-heart boys -- The mental work of mothering -- Staying connected -- Collected families -- Conclusion : only connect.
$23.95 9-2005 (db)