Our Boys - Raising strong, happy sons from boyhood to manhood
Co-authored by Ruth Kerr & Richard Aston
Former Big Buddy CEO Richard Aston and Media Coordinator Ruth Kerr brought together their 15 years experience at Big Buddy, over 40 years of parenting and current neuroscience research to write this accessible book on raising boys.
Our Boys looks at the trajectories of men's lives - based on the stories of over 650 men interviewed as part of Big Buddy's intensive screening process - and provides practical ways to raise emotionally, healthy, happy boys.
It's a down-to-earth guide to bringing up boys; following the course of their lives from birth through to manhood and exploring the themes that shape them most - from the importance of authentic praise to choosing the right school and dealing with the dangers of alcohol, pornography and drugs.
A journey of trials and errors
It reminds us that becoming good parents is a journey that will involve a lot of trial and error. The trick when you stuff up is to get back up, dust yourself off, look the situation squarely in the eye, learn from it what you can, apologise if you need to and move on, knowing you’ll handle it differently next time.
Hopefully, some of the advice in Our Boys resonates with you as you navigate the pot-hole ridden path of parenting. Because it’s a roller-coaster that will take you on the most important journey of your life. You’ll learn more about yourself than you ever imagined, and not all of it will be pleasant!
Be prepared for a wild ride.