THE GOOD SON
THE GOOD SON
Shaping the moral development of our boys and young men.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Gurian (A Fine Young Man), one of today’s premier writers on the subject of male development, moves beyond the realm of sociological and psychological analysis (offered in Eli Newberger’s fine The Men They Will Become, see p. 71) to provide a timely and practical parenting guide. Focusing specifically on the subject of moral development, a matter of hot debate in the wake of such tragedies as the Columbine High School shooting. Gurian writes from his own experience as a family counselor. Citing an “increase in ethical numbness, moral distraction, and spiritual emptiness among boys and young men,” he examines the roots of potential problems such as the abandonment of our children’s moral development to “potentially toxic” visual media and then lays out a well-organized blueprint for ushering boys into adulthood. Gurian discusses such topics as biological and neurological development as well as building spiritual life and dealing with media influence (for example, he notes that a boy of nine or 10 should not “see images he cannot or should not experience with his own body and soul at this time in his life”). Gurian concludes with a list of age-appropriate books and movies that “stimulate moral growth in boys.” Parents and caregivers will welcome the direction and reassurance of this outstanding book in their efforts to guide boys “toward loving, wise, and responsible manhood the compassionate life.”
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
MICHAEL GURIAN is a New York Times best-selling author of twenty eight books, including The Wonder of Boys, The Wonder of Girls, and What Could He Be Thinking? He has been featured multiple times in nearly all the major media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, The Today Show, Good Morning America, National Public Radio, The 700 Club, and many others.