Cracking the Boy Code: How to Understand and Talk with Boys
A Paperback edition by Adam J. Cox in English (May 24, 2018)
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Short Description: All too quickly, talkative, affectionate young boys seem to slip away. Adolescents may be transformed overnight into reclusive, seemingly impenetrable young people who open up only... Read more
All too quickly, talkative, affectionate young boys seem to slip away. Adolescents may be transformed overnight into reclusive, seemingly impenetrable young people who open up only to their friends and spend more time on devices than with family. How do you penetrate this shell before they are lost to you?
Drawing on decades of experience garnered through thousands of hours of therapy with boys, Cracking the Boy Code explains how the key to communicating with boys is understanding their universal psychological needs and using specific, straightforward communication techniques. Coverage includes: Why it's important to understand the psychological needs of boysHow to talk to be heard, and listen to understandThe crucial role of non-verbal cuesLearning the universal tone that helps boys listenMotivating boys to become their authentic selvesUsing purposeful work to teach boys self-respect and confidenceReducing stress and creating greater closeness between boys and caregivers.
Essential reading for parents, caregivers, teachers, youth workers, coaches, and others who want to make a real connection with the boys in their lives.
Adam J. Cox, Ph.D, is a clinical psychologist whose work includes thousands of hours interviewing children in schools in US, UK, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. A sought-after therapist and frequent speaker on the psychology of boys, he is author of the acclaimed books On Purpose Before Twenty, Boys of Few Words and No Mind Left Behind. Cox lives in Rhode Island and shares his wisdom at DrAdamCox.com.
Cracking the Boy Code Paperback edition by Adam J. Cox
- Adam J. Cox
- New Society Publishers
- Publication date
- May 24, 2018
- Product dimensions
- 177 x 230 x 10mm
Part I: Strategies and Techniques for Talking
Chapter 1: What is Good Communication?
Chapter 2: Is He Hearing Me?
Chapter 3: What's He Thinking?
Chapter 4: Great Beginnings
Chapter 5: Vocal Tone and Eye Contact
Part III: Deepening the Conversation
Chapter 6: Authenticity: Helping Boys Become Themselves
Chapter 7: Boys and Work
Chapter 8: Keys to Motivation
Chapter 9: Therapy with Boys
Appendix: 50 Purposeful Work Ideas