He'll Be OK: Growing Gorgeous Boys into Good Men, 10th Anniversary Edition$32.99 Paperback
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Adolescent boys- they seem to disappear into another world where they barely communicate, and where fast cars, alcohol and drugs are constant temptations. Will they survive to become good men? How can parents and schools understand them and help them through this difficult and dangerous time?
Celia Lashlie has some of the answers. After years of working in the prison service she knows what can happen when boys make wrong choices. She also knows what it's like to be a parent- she raised a son on her own and feared for his survival. During the recent Good Man project she talked to 180 classes of boys throughout New Zealand, and what she found was surprising, amusing and, in some cases, frightening.
In this funny, honest, no-nonsense book Celia Lashlie reveals what goes on inside the world of boys, and that it is an entirely different world from that of girls. With clarity and insight she offers parents-especially mothers-practical and reassuring advice on raising their boys to become good, loving, articulate men.
"Celia did an enormous amount of work, particularly standing up for at risk young people, and she made an enormous contribution."
- John Key, New Zealand Prime Minister