Helping Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends & More

Rosalind Wiseman’s new book Masterminds and Wingmen has been all over the news lately!

She’s really touched a nerve with this provocative look at how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult challenges. It’s a brilliant follow-up to her bestseller Queen Bees and Wannabes, which changed our conception of adolescent girls.

Welcome to Boy World.

It’s a place where asking for help or showing emotional pain often feels impossible. Where sports and video games can mean everything, but working hard in school frequently earns ridicule from “the guys” even as they ask to copy assignments. Where “masterminds” dominate and friends ruthlessly insult each other but can never object when someone steps over the line. Where hiding problems from adults is the ironclad rule because their involvement only makes situations worse.

Boy world is governed by social hierarchies and a powerful set of unwritten rules that have huge implications for your boy’s relationships, his interactions with you, and the man he’ll become.

If you want what’s best for him, you need to know what these rules are and how to work with them effectively.

Enjoy this sneak peek and post a comment with your thoughts!

Masterminds and Wingmen by Rosalind Wiseman Excerpt by Crown Publishing Group

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