Raising Boys Without Men

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Raising Boys Without Men

How Maverick Moms Are Creating the Next Generation of Exceptional Men

By Dr Peggy Drexler; Linden Gross

Rodale Books, Paperback, 9781594865381, 224pp.

Publication Date: October 3, 2006


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.

Nominated for a Books for a Better Life Award in Parenting, Raising Boys Without Men has been featured on numerous television shows and in print, from Good Morning America to Good Housekeeping.

About the Author
PEGGY F. DREXLER, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology in psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, a former gender scholar at Stanford University, and a former board member of New York University's Child Study Center. She lives in New York City.LINDEN GROSS, former special features editor of the Los Angeles Times Magazine and associate editor of Ladies Home Journal, is an accomplished ghostwriter with several notable books to her credit. She lives in Northern California.

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