The Way of Boys
The Way of Boys
Raising Healthy Boys in a Challenging and Complex World
William Morrow & Company, Hardcover, 9780061707827, 304pp.
Publication Date: August 25, 2009
The Way of Boysby renowned psychologist Dr. Anthony Rao is an important wake-up call to the dangers of over-medicating our male children and our current tendency to treat their active boyhood as an illness. Dr. Rao raises a much-needed alarmin thisessential volume that belongs in every parent's collection alongside Raising Cain" by Michael Thompson. In thesetime when many parents, concerned about ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, and bipolar disorder, may be dangerously misinterpreting their young sons healthy, normal development process, The Way of Boys is must reading.
“Rao deftly admonishes quick fix psychiatrists and anxious parents to more patiently deal with children’s growth and problems even if their youngsters are not developing at the speed of light...Rao’s practical book...is filled with case by case examples of children trying to find their way.”
-Global Province: The Martketplace of Ideas
“Parents are often overhwhelmed when struggling with the behavior of growing boys. Dr. Anthony Rao provides the kind of customized wisdom that comes from decades of clinical practice and—most important—success for boys at home and at school. This book is an invaluable contribution for those families in need.”
-Jerome Groopman, MD, Racanati professor, Harvard Medical School; author of How Doctors Think
“This book offers clear understanding of the various and varied ways boys grow and develop into healthy, well-adjusted adults. Many of the modern obstacles to this development—and the parental confusion they cause—fall away after one reads Dr. Rao’s compassionate, specific, problem-solving book.”
-Michael Gurian, author of The Purpose of Boys