He'll Be OK

He'll Be OK

Growing Gorgeous Boys Into Good Men

Book - 2007 | Australian ed
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At last, a straight-talking book that takes parents into the mysterious world of boys. How do you raise boys to men in a world where trouble beckons at every turn? How do you make sure they learn the 'right' lessons, stay out of danger, find a path to follow? How do you ensure they'll be OK? Author Celia Lashlie has some of the answers. After years working in the prison service, she knows what can happen when boys make the wrong choices. She also knows what it's like to be a parent - she raised a son on her own and feared for his survival. As a crucial part of the NZ Good Man Project, she talked to 180 classes of boys throughout the country. Her insights into what boys need - and what parents can do to help them - are ground-breaking. In this honest, no-nonsense and best-selling book, Celia Lashlie reveals what goes on inside the world of boys, and that it is an entirely different world from that of girls. With clarity and insight, she offers parents - especially mothers - practical and reassuring advice on raising their boys to become good, loving, articulate men. 'At last, a mother's guide on the best way to raise sons.'- Courier Mail 'Lashlie writes with a refreshing candour and honesty.' - Courier Mail '...anyone who is involved in boys' education or has male children will benefit from reading this.' Good Reading
Publisher: Pymble, N.S.W. : 2007
Edition: Australian ed
ISBN: 9780732284503
Branch Call Number: ANF 649.132 LASH
Characteristics: 217 p. ; 24 cm


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Mar 20, 2013

I was surprized that when she interviewed these school boys that she didn't use handcuffs and a baton, this woman has a nasty streak and takes it out on males,this nasty femanisim may be what let woman get to the top in NZ by walking all over men but it is no longer in fashion.

May 11, 2011

Just like Nigel Latta, Celia Lashlie offers straight shooting advice when it comes to raising boys (in fact, Nigel Latta recommends this book). She knows what she's talking about too - she was the first female warden in a men's prison in New Zealand; she has raised her own son as a solo parent; and she interviewed hundreds of boys, teachers and parents at twenty five boys' single-sex schools throughout New Zealand before writing this book.

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