Speaking of Boys

Answers to the Most-Asked Questions About Raising Sons

By Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D. with Teresa Barker

With his bestselling book Raising Cain, Michael Thompson, Ph.D., at last broke the silence surrounding the emotional life of boys and spearheaded an important national debate. His warmth and humor quickly made him a popular and respected international speaker and consultant. Now he directs his authority, insight, and eloquence to answering your questions about raising a son.

With candid questions and thoughtful, detailed responses, Speaking of Boys covers hot-button topics such as peer pressure, ADHD/ADD, and body image as well as traditional issues such as friendship, divorce, and college and career development. This perceptive, informative, and passionate book will leave you not only with useful, practical advice but also with the comforting knowledge that other parents share the same concerns you do when it comes to raising our boys into well-adjusted, responsible men.

Praise for Speaking of Boys

With humor, insight, compassion, Thompson has written a parental guide…. Speaking of Boys is a celebration not only of the complex inner lives of boys, but a reaffirmation of what it means to take on the world’s most important job: being a parent.

Boston Globe