It was just supposed to be a simple trip to my son’s elementary school to eat lunch with him, and visit his classroom afterward. But before I could say my goodbyes and leave, the teacher caught me at the door: “I’d like to talk to you about Ben’s behavior.”
Uh-oh. My high-octane boy lived with more gusto than anyone I’d ever known. But he’d always gotten passing behavior marks. And he was so funny, that it was always hard for anybody to really stay upset with him for long.
“You know,” the teacher continued, “I can’t really put my finger on it, but every time there’s any trouble in the classroom, I look up and he’s always in the middle of it. I never catch him in the act—I just get the feeling that he’s been the ringleader. Can you have a talk with him?”
That wasn’t the first time I wished I’d known what made him act the way he did. How many times in the ensuing years have I wanted to just crawl inside his busy little mind and figure out what makes him tick.
Raising Boys & Girls hadn’t come along by then, but it’s here now, for you. And it’s going to fit a long-needed niche.
The book unlocks the differences (and boy, are there!) between raising a son and a daughter. Experienced children’s counselors introduce you to what’s really going on in the world (and in the minds) of your boys and girls and help you learn to better communicate and connect with them. And it’s also a great resource for children’s workers, to give to grandparents, and for any other adult that relates to and loves kids.