Boys of Few Words

How to Communicate with Teens

Boys of Few Words: Raising our Sons to Communicate and Connect

by Adam J. Cox
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“Raising emotionally healthy boys is not a task for the timid or weak of spirit. It is a job for visionaries, parents who can see the men their sons will become. Parenting our children requires all the energy we can summon. It requires us to keep our wits, look with insight, and forgive ourselves when we make mistakes. It is both a job and a passion. And nothing we will ever do will be as important.”


from Boys of Few Words“Dr. Cox’s book is important, insightful, and timely. His ideas about helping boys of all ages will be useful to parents, to teachers, and indeed to all of us who have a stake in boys’ emotional health—which is, in fact, everyone.”
Mary Pipher, PhD, author of Reviving Ophelia

“We now know that boyhood is a lot more complex than ‘snips and snails and puppy dog tails.’ In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Cox explains the importance of language in boys’ development and their future success and happiness, and provides useful, field-tested strategies for improving and enhancing crucial language capabilities. This compelling, readable, and insightful book will contribute immeasurably to your understanding of the boys in your life. I recommend it highly to parents, teachers, and coaches.”
Richard D. Lavoie, author of It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend

“Dr. Cox is onto something important, and his suggestions for helping boys develop critical communication skills are both readable and practical. Parents and teachers will be grateful for this information—and in due time, so will the boys.”
Jane M. Healy, PhD, author of Your Child’s Growing Mind

“This book is a wonderful source of practical wisdom on how to bring out the best in boys for whom communication does not flow easily, help them to be happier people, and lead them to fulfill their potential. There is no better book offering humane, clinically informed, valuable advice in this essential area.”
Simon Baron-Cohen, PhD, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology and Director, Autism Research Centre, Cambridge University, UK; author ofThe Essential Difference: The Truth about the Male and Female Brain

Adam Cox provides parents of boys with important tools to raise sons with the social communication skills critical for both personal and professional success today. Filled with excellent teaching strategies, this important book will empower parents to raise sons with social competence, in addition to the academic and athletic competence on which parents of boys have traditionally put so much emphasis.”
Kathryn Pengilly MA, CCC, SLP, speech-language pathologist and mother of three boys

Boys of Few Words Resources:
Article: The Reverse Gender Gap: Lehigh University School of Education

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