Raising Boys without Men: How Maverick Moms Are Creating the Next Generation of Exceptional Men, Drexler, Peggy & Gross, Linden

Raising Boys without Men: How Maverick Moms Are Creating the Next Generation of Exceptional Men

Authors: Drexler, Peggy & Gross, Linden
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
BISAC/Subject: SEL021000, FAM032000, FAM034010
ISBN: 9781623362379
Classification: Non-Fiction
Synopsis: Nominated for a Books for a Better Life Award in Parenting

Backed by peer-reviewed research, this hotly debated bestseller (San Francisco Chronicle) continues to open eyes with its finding that raising thriving, emotionally healthy sons does not require a man in the house.

As the number of single-mom and two-mom households has grown, so have concerns about the possible damage caused by the lack of a stable male role model in the house. Determined to find the truth, research psychologist Peggy Drexler embarked on a long-term study comparing boys raised in nontraditional families with those whose fathers were present throughout their childhood. The results were startling. Female-headed households can provide even better parenting for boys than households with men. Sons from female-headed families can grow up emotionally stronger and more well-rounded than boys from "traditional" mother-father families—more in touch with their feelings yet masculine in all the ways defined by our culture.

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