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Raising Cain by Dan Kindlon
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Feb 05, 2009

really liked it
Read in January, 2009

This book was highly recommended by other parents - one of the two authors lives in Arlington and gives talks sometimes too. They address the "emotional literacy" of boys, and it is good, and helpful. But as is the case with many parenting books, I found it reassuring that we're doing many things right, yet disturbing to be reminded of how cruel and repressed boys/men can be, and the risks lurking out there as my guys become teenagers! Fewer horrifying case histories and more practical tips would have been great, but he does give good, applicable how-to advice particularly in the last chapter.

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