Boys of Few Words: Raising Our Sons to Communicate and by Adam J. Cox PhD

By Adam J. Cox PhD

When your son responds to non-public questions with a clean stare, or quick alterations the subject, you may chalk it as much as “boys might be boys”--but nonetheless fear that anything is lacking on your dating or troubling your baby. you may be correct on either counts. even if your son must speak extra, or simply extra successfully, this functional booklet can help you elevate him to speak and fix. Psychologist Adam Cox is helping boys of every age and their mom and dad interact to beat the innate mind adjustments, social pressures, guardedness, and studying and a focus difficulties that frequently go away men at a communique drawback. With Dr. Cox's specialist counsel, you could determine the camouflage boys use to deflect cognizance and research invaluable how one can foster self-expression--from attractive preschoolers in resourceful wordplay to utilizing inventive dialog starters with sullen kids.

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Elements of these activities are clearly evident in the play of boys today. I believe many parents of boys would agree that a notable component of boys’ play is their fascination with how things work, a trait that can be observed in boys from a very young age. ” In his book The Essential Difference, Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen, a psychologist and leading autism researcher, suggests that males and females can be broadly categorized as “systematizers” and “empathizers,” respectively. In his thought-provoking book he explores how these tendencies explain many of the social differences we see between males and females, particularly why males are less attuned to interpersonal exchange.

Long after the last echo of a word can be heard, its meaning resonates deep within us. We must make peace with the words we carry within us, and remember we are responsible for the words we impart to the minds of others. ” Even when they don’t say so, boys notice communication differences among peers. They sense when their own expressive language skills don’t measure up, and by the time they’ve reached the third or fourth grade, most boys have selected their peer groups based largely on their verbal and social ability.

Second, we may find it hard to “benchmark,” or compare, our son’s behavior with that of other children. You may not have raised other boys or been around boys much in your life. One parent told me, “I thought it was me, but my own mother raised my brothers, and even she says, ‘He’s a nice boy, but I can’t tell if he’s listening or understands 28 n THE COMMUNICATION DIVIDE what I say to him. ” When Jared’s parents decided to seek outside help, it was because his teacher was pushing hard for some type of intervention.

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