Help Your Boys Succeed: The Essential Guide for Parents (Help Your Child to Succeed)

Help Your Boys Succeed: The Essential Guide for Parents (Help Your Child to Succeed)

ISBN13: 9781855394490
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This highly practical book contains strong messages about the need to develop independence in boys, the importance of male role models within the close (and extended) family and what to look out for in school, including signs of peer pressure and limiting negative self beliefs. It gives advice on how best to support boys in their learning and in developing self esteem.At least once a year, around the time of examination results, the papers are full of stories of how boys are underachieving in comparison to girls. While arousing the curiosity, and often deeply troubling the parents of boys, the press, and indeed the government, rarely offers more than the 'laddish culture' or 'anti social behaviour' as the root cause. Parents deserve and need to know the full range of reasons why boys are underachieving and, fundamentally, what they can do to help prevent disaffection and underachievement in their boys.Help your child to succeed.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 110
Item Height 12 mm
Item Width 166 mm
Item Weight 258 Gram
Product Dimensions 166 x 12 x 236
Publisher Network Continuum Education
Format Illustrated | 110

Mention -Book News, November 2008
Mention --Book News, November 2008
Mention Book News, November 2008
This is far from a dry read, and the text is interspersed with examples of what to do and how to do it, quotes from boys themselves, as well as bullet points that reinforce the main points of each section. There is a particularly topical and interesting section on the role of positive male role models and the influence that this can have on a boy's success. There is enough relevant material contained within this slim volume to make this an appealing and informative read for parents and carers of boys. Community Practitioner, April 2009
. ..aims to highlight what can be done to improve boys' performances in school...features responses from numerous boys on a variety of issues...allows the reader to get different perspectives on a problem. SedEd, October 2009
A highly informative and practical book about the need to develop independence in boys - Bookseller Buyers Guide, 2008--Sanford Lakoff

Gary Wilson is a freelance consultant and author, and chair of the National Education Breakthrough Programme on Raising Boys' Achievement. He wrote Using the National Healthy School Standard to Raise Boys' Achievement for the DFES and in 2003 was made the country's first LEA school improvement officer with specific responsibility for raising boys' achievement. He has advised and trained in over two hundred schools across the UK. He has appeared on Teachers' TV and Radio 4 several times.