Author and boy advocate, Michael Gurian, has a new book out entitled a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470243376?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0470243376″emThe Purpose of Boys: Helping Our Sons Find Meaning, Significance, and Direction in Their Lives./em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0470243376″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / A review from Publisher’s Weekly a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470243376?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0470243376″states:/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0470243376″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /br /br /blockquoteThe author offers practical suggestions for helping parents address boys’ needs, tackling such issues as sexuality, work and overuse of electronic media. Particularly useful are Gurian’s boxed questions for discussion, which will help parents and educators communicate directly with boys themselves. He also includes suggestions to help boys succeed in academic settings, for example, using movement, project-driven curricula and debate. Gurian’s team approach to raising a son gives parents the tools and encouragement they need to help boys find direction and fulfillment. /blockquotebr /br /Gurian is indeed a terrific advocate for boys, Glenn and I interviewed a href=”http://drhelen.blogspot.com/2006/01/podcast-on-boys-education-and-hybrid.html” him for a podcast here /a (from 2006) if you would like to know more about his work.