Dr. Cara Natterson Decoding Boys


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This is the ultimate guide to raising the tween/teen boy in your life. It covers everything from relationships, social media, friendships and school, dealing with topics like porn, drugs and video games, as well as physical and mental changes.

Dr. Natterson helps parents navigate the tricky stage of puberty - when loud, rambunctious boys often turn into silent, uncommunicative beings who slink behind closed doors. She argues that it's up to parents to improve their communication with their son and help him prepare for life as an adult, armed with the knowledge needed to become a well-rounded human being.

This book looks at the dramatic shifts boys face physically, mentally, emotionally and socially, filtered through the Dr. Natterson's expert medical and child development lens.

Decoding Boys debunks the widespread myth of the inscrutable teenage boy. Dr. Cara Natterson illuminates boys' inner lives, details the pressures they face from the outside world, and teaches parents how to effectively engage and support their adolescent sons.

About the Author

Cara Natterson is a paediatrician, consultant, and award-winning author. She grew up in Los Angeles, dreaming of helping others. After medical school and training to be a paediatrician, she returned to her hometown to work as a primary care doctor. Whilst there she learned first-hand how difficult it can be for parents to navigate all of the information (good and bad) thrust at them. That's when Cara started writing books. At first, she focused on medical issues, but over time her writing shifted to the most common fears and misconceptions about paediatric health. She has a 12-year old daughter and an 10-year old son. Publishing over seven books her parenting books include The Care and Keeping of You, a three-book series, and Guy Stuff.

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'Decoding Boys' is the ultimate guide to help you understand and raise your boys with acceptance and perspective. Reading it is like having an empathetic, really smart friend who totally gets what you are going through and is helpful every step of the way!'
- Mallika Chopra, author of Just Breathe, and Living with Intent

'For every parent who asks me how to get their son to say more than "I'm fine," I now have an answer: read Decoding Boys and absorb Cara Natterson's wise, thoughtful, compassionate, and informed advice. So many boys suffer through their adolescence in silence, identified by their schools as a problem, or blamed for not reaching their potential. Natterson explains what's going on in their bodies and minds, and shows you how to support them as they navigate the complexities of growing up. I am so grateful for Decoding Boys because it will empower parents to have better relationships with their sons and guide them to become confident, honorable young men. It is a book I wish I could put into every parent's hands and make them read. I think I may just buy a load of books and walk around giving them out!'
- Rosalind Wiseman, New York Times bestselling author of Queen Bees and Wannabes, and Masterminds and Wingmen


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