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Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World Paperback – 29 Jul 2014

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  • Paperback: 377 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony; Reprint edition (29 July 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307986683
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307986689
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 555,594 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Rosalind Wiseman, who so insightfully explained the world of girls in Queen Bees and Wannabes, has done it again . . . This is an essential guide - not just for parents but anyone who wants to better understand their own childhood and its impact." --Anderson Cooper

"Rosalind Wiseman offers readers deep, nuanced, up-to-the-minute insight into today's boy. She explains how and why boys, in so many areas, make it easy for parents and educators to miss out on their suffering and their strength. Most important, she shows how to reach out and lift boys up without getting on their nerves." --Wendy Mogel, PhD, author of the New York Times bestseller The Blessing of a Skinned Knee

"Rosalind Wiseman, the well-known 'girl expert, ' has a real feel for the inner life of boys, and for the way they interact with their parents. Her new book, Masterminds and Wingmen, contains some of the best advice for communicating with boys that I've ever read: wise, clear and tough. The brilliant chapter on why boys lies to their parents is alone worth the price of the book." --Michael Thompson, coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys

"Trying to communicate with boys, teenage boys especially-- can sometimes feel like cracking the world's most complicated secret code. What makes Masterminds and Wingmen so remarkable is how thoroughly it decrypts boy-world language. It allows us to really connect with boys. If you want to understand what's in your son's head, read this book!" --Michael Gurian, New York Times bestselling author of The Wonder of Boys

"Rosalind Wiseman is perhaps America's foremost guide through the complex social hierarchies and cruel logics that govern adolescents' lives . . . With clear analysis and down-to-earth practical advice, this book will guide many many conversations between parents and their sons." --Michael Kimmel, author of Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

"Rosalind Wiseman brings a distinctive perspective and voice to whatever issue she takes up . . . I found the book insightful and useful, as both a father to sons and as a professional working with violent youth who must deal with the most serious life issues facing other people's sons." --James Garbarino, PhD, author of Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them

"Don't even try parenting, teaching or coaching a boy without reading Wiseman's book -- a field manual that you'll absolutely need if you wish to enter the strange and wondrous world of guys." --Richard Whitmire, author of Why Boys Fail

"The world bombards boys with confusing and destructive messages- the net result is the creation of characters instead of young men with character. Masterminds and Wingmen will help parents, teachers, and coaches understand young boys and make a difference in their lives. An intriguing read." --Dr. Kevin Leman, author of Have a New Kid by Friday

About the Author

ROSALIND WISEMAN is an educator, parenting expert, and founder of Creating Cultures of Dignity, an organization that helps young people successfully navigate the social challenges of young adulthood. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of Queen Bees and Wannabes and Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads. She lives in Boulder, CO.

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Imperial Topaz
5.0 out of 5 starsThe Ideal Book for Mothers, Teachers, and Women to Understand Boys and their Daily Dilemmas
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5.0 out of 5 starsA MUST READ! (plus parent discussion group?)
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