ERIC Number: ED442564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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200 Ways To Raise a Boy's Emotional Intelligence: An Indispensable Guide for Parents, Teachers & Other Concerned Caregivers.
Noting that parents of sons need advice on nurturing their son's unique emotional needs, this book presents practical suggestions for raising emotionally aware and healthy boys. Chapter 1, "The Importance of Emotionally Healthy Sons," maintains that the critical issue involved in raising sons is bringing them to maturity with their emotional centers intact and accessible. Chapter 2, "Exploring Your Own Assumptions," presents activities for parents and teachers involving the examination of attitudes related to gender roles, double standards, and other areas influencing child rearing. Chapter 3, "Developing New Attitudes and Behaviors," presents activities encouraging parents and teachers to nurture one's own emotional intelligence while helping sons, including ways to embrace optimism, build trust, air disagreements, and practice honesty. Chapter 4, "Helping Him Navigate the World of Emotions," contains suggestions for helping sons recognize their own emotions, including teaching the language of emotion, respecting his feelings, teaching him to take responsibility for his feelings, using sports for getting at feelings, and looking beyond anger. Chapter 5, "Supporting Him in Resisting Stereotypes," includes tips for engaging boys in discussions about gender roles, dealing with bullying, teaching conflict resolution, teaching independence and respect, giving them real mentors and role models, nurturing connections between brothers and sisters, and taking sons to work. Chapter 6, "Creating a New Model of Manhood," contains suggestions for opening a discussion with sons regarding a model of manhood involving emotional expression and deep interpersonal connections. The book concludes with a list of 17 resources related to emotional intelligence. (KB)
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, Change Strategies, Child Behavior, Child Rearing, Childhood Attitudes, Children, Emotional Development, Emotional Experience, Emotional Intelligence, Learning Activities, Males, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Sex Stereotypes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
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