Mothers Raising Sons: What Every Mother Needs To Know To Save Her Sanity
Why are boys so noisy? Why do they run around all the time and break things? Why can't they focus on important things like eating vegetables and tidying up? Why do they leave everything to the last minute? Why are they so messy, and why doesn't it bother them? Why are they fascinated with things that can burn, blind and cripple them? Why don't they care about clothes or if their hair looks nice? Why do they lose the gift of speech at adolescence and how do I keep communicating with them? Why do they get so smelly? Why can't they just meet a nice girl, settle down and make me some grandkids? All this and more will be revealed with Nigel's trademark entertaining and edifying style, including pragmatic and accessible text, with quirky but relevant research and fascinating case studies to help mothers cope with the particular challenges involved in raising their sons. First published July 2009.
Respected clinical psychologist, bestselling author, and father of two boys of his own, Nigel Latta specializes in working with children with behavioural problems, from simple to severe. A regular media commentator, he has presented two television series adapted from his books - Beyond the Darklands (which screens in both New Zealand and Australia) and The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show - and has a regular parenting segment on National Radio's Nine To Noon.