• Raising Boys

  • Why Boys are Different - and How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men
  • By: Steve Biddulph
  • Narrated by: Damien Warren-Smith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-20-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A word-of-mouth best seller which has become one of the best loved and most successful books in the parenting field.
Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys is to be released on audio with some startling new research on what helps - and what harms - boys. In this expanded and updated audio edition, Steve Biddulph shares and gives practical and honest advice to parents so they can recognise the different stages of boyhood and learn how to raise happy, confident and kind young men.
Boys need to be parented in a different way from girls, with their own very special psychological and physical makeup. Home, society and education have failed boys badly - and these failures lead to unhappy men who cannot fully become happy, responsible, emotionally confident adults.
While it is essential that boys spend more time learning about manhood from their fathers, Biddulph updates his classic to include helpful information for mothers and single mothers with baby boys. This extended edition explores some important topics:

How ADHD may be caused by stress in the first year of life
Whether boys should start school later than girls
Help for single mothers raising sons
How to choose a sport that does more good than harm
What we can do about boys and binge drinking
What science can tell us about teenage boys and driving - and how we can keep our sons safe

Raising Boys offers parents real-life situations, thought-provoking insights, humour and help.
©1998 Steve and Shaaron Biddulph (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
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Critic Reviews

"A mix of Billy Connelly and Dr Spock...Steve Biddulph is a publishing phenomenon." ( The Times)
"Steve's advice is easy to follow - and more importantly, it works." ( BBC Family Life Magazine)
"When you find a guru willing to change his mind when evidence and humanity prompt, you rejoice. For me, Steve Biddulph - one of the most popular [parenting gurus] in the world, with four million books sold - is the man." (Libby Purves, The Times)
"Biddulph...has a built-in feel good factor. Parenting books too often make one fell inadequate, but Biddulph's left me refreshed and optimistic." ( The Express)
"Packed full of pithy wisdom on what it is to move from boyhood to manhood and how to help your (not-so) little one on his way." ( The Independent)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-21-18

Adorable & Very useful book from a great Man

The book is just amazing, excellent, useful and pleasant. It is more than useful: it is just loved. In fact, the author gives in this book a huge set of advice and tools helping the parents to rightly developp their boys and make from them fine young gentlemen..Indispensable book to enjoy fatherhood and motherhood ...strongly recommended for every father and mother...and also teacher !

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2 out of 5 stars
By Dan Friend on 07-15-17


Had my suspicions confirmed when warned several chapters in to keep my son away from 'eastern cults' Fundamentalist Christianity masquerading as a parenting manual. Some useful information, but laid on thick with that all too familiar over emotional delusion that characterised all false religious practitioners. Avoid..

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5 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Martine on 07-14-17

Brought me to tears

This is a great book for parents of a boy or boys. I'm a mum but this should be required reading for dads. I am totally motivated to instigate planning my boy's coming of age ceremony. I'm thinking a man-camp or canoeing trip. Will listen to all Steve's books that are available. My psychotherapist recommended this author and I am richer for it. Knowledge is power and I have been concerned about the father-son relationship and about the teenage years. This book has practical advice and I'm now feeling confident and excited to help our family and I also want to reach out to other families with boys. Brilliant!

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