Unlimited [Children's Book] ↠ It's a Boy! Understanding Your Son's Development from Birth to Age 18 - by Michael G. Thompson Teresa Barker ↠

By Michael G. Thompson Teresa Barker | Comments: ( 272 ) | Date: ( Jan 19, 2020 )

From the co author of the New York Times bestseller Raising Cain comes the first comprehensive guide to a boy s developmental, psychological, social, and academic life, spanning infancy to manhood.


  • Title: It's a Boy! Understanding Your Son's Development from Birth to Age 18
  • Author: Michael G. Thompson Teresa Barker
  • ISBN: 9780345493958
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Michael G. Thompson Teresa Barker

Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this nameychologist, school consultant and international speaker on the subjects of children, schools and parenting



Comments It's a Boy! Understanding Your Son's Development from Birth to Age 18

  • Amber

    While I don't suggest any parent read a book and take what is discussed as the end all be all, and I don't necessarily agree with everything I have read thus far, I do think this book as some helpful and some VERY helpful insights into boys. As with any book of this type, I read, think about it, and pray to decide what fits our family and how. As a woman, with 4 sisters and one brother, and now a mom of two boys and 2 girls, I am appreciative to read, learn, and realize that my boys think and ac [...]


  • Ashley

    Very interesting insights to raising boys--I am seeing that my boys are a healthy normal and that my misconceptions of what boys should and shouldn't be doing were jaded. Wish I would have read this before they were born


  • Kristy

    This is a fabulous book for anyone who works with children or has a son. It is easy to read and very straightforward in helping parents (especially moms) understand the perspective of boys. I absolutely loved it and have given it as a gift to almost everyone I know with sons.


  • Katherine

    This is a helpful reminder that my son is totally normal, and that him challenging me is totally normal at this age. Sheesh! It's still a pain in the butt though.


  • Jessica

    Thompson is a clinical psychologist and he co-authored Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys. This more recent book takes parents of boys from infancy to adulthood and highlights developmental milestones and challenges for each age. I read the first three chapters, which take you up to school age, and plan to read the others as my boys grow (they are 2 and 4).Each chapter explains the physical, social, attachment, cognitive, academic, emotional, moral and spiritual development that [...]


  • Cindy

    I've always been fascinated (and annoyed) with boys for as long as I can remember. And now I'm even more fascinated with my baby boy so when I saw this title I snatched it up. I wanted to follow my brother around everywhere he would go and I was his shadow. I was there right behind him when he was climbing trees, I was there when he jumped into the ditch that ran through our yard, I was there when he collected insects to see which was the king of all the insects he was always active and adventur [...]


  • Hannah

    I appreciate the inclusion of slightly more science than Raising Boys, though there's still plenty of generalizations and bizarre assumptions about a universal male experience. (Case in point: repeated references to "crossing swords," which I'm pretty sure no guy I know finds amusing and I'm certainly not allowing in my house). It also seems like a lot of the advice on parenting boys assumes you need to be told that boys have feelings, which we certainly are aware of!Most of the advice for my so [...]


  • Jennifer

    I have to confess that I did not read this entire book. I read up until the chapter on 3-4 year old boys and then skimmed the rest for an interview I did with one of its authors, Dr. Michael Thompson. In my defense, I will point out that it is not designed to be the kind of book that one curls up with and reads in one sitting, but more of a reference guide to pull out again and again as a parent. Since my reading/skimming, I think I've recommended it to a different person every day. It is an exc [...]


  • Kassandra Miller

    This is a great reference book for raising a boy child. Every 6 months to a year, changes happen in the growth of your child. When you are a woman raising a man child, this book helps fill in the gaps. Puberty at 9? Yes, this book explains what is happening and why the whole classroom of boys start to take on a particularly pungent odor. You just don't anticipate how early things begin.Also, boy culture, how it forms, why they feel the need to constantly beat up on each otherah, good to know!A v [...]


  • Jennifer Thomann

    I read this book on the recommendation of my friend Luke who is a single father of a 6 year old son. I was having a really hard time understanding my boyfriend's 4 year old son and this book clarified so much for me. It really helped me understand how to relate to the boy better, what behvaiors are just "boy" behaviors, and what to expect in the next couple of years. I like that the book is broken down to age groups and really discusses what's going on in the boy's head. I woudl highly recommend [...]


  • Jen Hassell

    Loved this book. It gave nice perspective on the behavior of boys especially for a parent who has never been one. Wished it had talked a bit more about younger boys who are less conventional. My son is very social but also cautious and careful; definitley a look before you leap child if he leaps at all. The chapters on younger boys focused mostly on the rough and tumble types of which my son is not. All in all though I thoroughly enjoyed the insight this book gave into the lives of boys.


  • Lorri

    I got this book because I am a new mom to a baby boy. It was interesting to see the differences between the development of girls and boys. I liked the book but felt the book could have given us a bit more information.It is good as a reference but if I had to do again, I would get the book from the library instead of buying it.


  • Charlotte Dungan

    This was a book that focused on boys' development and didn't delve too deeply into specific sermonizing on particular ways to parent. Not perfect, but a good resource, very positive overall, and not condescending. Worth the time to browse for an overview and then have on the shelf as new milestones come up. It is mostly organized chronologically.


  • Traci

    An excellent resource and reference guide for parents and educators of boys. Reassuring in some respects as it addresses normal developmental behaviors. Very helpful with practical approaches to meeting the physical and emotional needs of a boy. I refer to it frequently as I'm raising my three young sons.


  • Stephanie

    Every so often, I come across a book that I want to press into the hands of everyone I know -- in this case, into the hands of everyone I know who is the parent of a boy. This book on the development of boys is easy to read and very accessible, and would be a wonderful title to own and refer to frequently.


  • Nora

    This book is amazing if you have a boy. A friend recommended that I borrow it and I'm so glad she did. Sometimes you find yourself wondering, is that normal? Should I be concerned with that? But this book had me feeling much better about parenting a boy. The book is split into age groups making it very easy to just pick it up and quickly read a chapter on five-year olds.


  • Elizabeth

    I checked this book out from the library and only read the chapter on boys age 8-10. I found the information helpful and more extensive than in books that are not gender specific. I'll be checking it out again in 2 years.


  • Thystle

    skimmed just the 1-4 year old section. fairly main stream in terms of advice but reassuring that boisterous e energy is normal development for toddler/pre-school boys. makes me even more wary of preschool for boys as it seems to be more in line with expectations of typical girl development.


  • Molly

    so far, this book has assured me that my son's demon behavior is not the early signs of a cat-torturer/ serial killer. Phew. Obviously, I haven't read this whole thing, since it goes up through teenage-hood, but it is a go-to on the shelf now.


  • Erika

    This is such a great self-help, parenting style book! I read it all from age three (my preschool students) through age 13--my greatest fear. It was truly, honestly enlightening when I read the chapters on ages 7-9. I found it to be useful and very helpful. Put my mind at ease about a lot of things!


  • Erica

    Not much helpful information. I guess I was looking for developmental benchmark stuff, and resources to help my sond the authors whole thing was that everyone moves at their own pace. Also, the book went up to 18 years, and I only have 9 months to work with


  • Desiree

    This book really explained to me my sons behavior.


  • Jen S

    A good book to help me understand how my boys tick. I will be revisiting it at various stages of see elopement, I'm sure.


  • Jehnie

    A great read. Gave me more insight into my sons.


  • Gretchen

    After reading just the intro and the Wild Thing chapter (3-4 years) I'm realizing that my boy is indeed normal.


  • Allisontao

    Wished I had read it a lot earlier.


  • Mandy Leins

    Still reading, but so far it has had some interesting info. I think I would also use Brazelton's Touchpoints as a basic text.


  • Alex

    Good book for Early Childhood Educators and any other person(s) who work with children. As well as parents of course. This book even covers possible situations and events such as bullying.


  • Jenni Buckley

    I love this book. The author is such a fan of boyhood at all ages that it's great to pick up when I get nostalgic for Luke's 'baby days.' It makes me look forward to all the excitement yet to come!


  • Kristy

    This has been more of a reference book than a 'read' book. Helpful information.


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