Here is a
landmark book that reveals the way boys think and that shows parents, educators,
and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet
difficult challenges—by the bestselling author who changed our conception of
Do you constantly
struggle to pull information from your son, student, or athlete, only to
encounter mumbling or evasive assurances such as “It’s nothing” or “I’m good?” Do
you sense that the boy you care about is being bullied, but that he’ll do
anything to avoid your “help?” Have you repeatedly reminded him that schoolwork
and chores come before video games only to spy him reaching for the controller
as soon as you leave the room? Have you watched with frustration as your boy
flounders with 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; and where hiding
problems from adults is the ironclad rule because their involvement only makes
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.
What you’ll find
in Masterminds and Wingmen is
critically important for every parent—or anyone who cares about boys—to know.
Collaborating with a large team of middle- and high-school-age editors,
Rosalind Wiseman has created an unprecedented guide to the life your boy is
actually experiencing—his on-the-ground reality. Not only does Wiseman challenge you to
examine your assumptions, she offers innovative coping strategies aimed at
helping your boy develop a positive, authentic, and strong sense of self. Download and start listening now!