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- Family & Relationships, Parenting, Child Rearing
- Family & Relationships, Child Development
- Psychology, Developmental, Child
raising boys with empathy, parenting advice, nature versus nurture, parenting boys, boys will be boys, cognitive behavioral therapy, empathy versus sympathy
The One Rule For Boys
How Empathy And Emotional Understanding Will Improve Just About Everything For Your Son
Dr. Max Wachtel
Raising boys can be challenging at times.
Okay, most of the time. But it doesn’t have to be. The One Rule for Boys takes a practical approach to teaching boys the importance of regulating their own emotions and understanding the emotions of others. Yes, it’s a skill any boy can learn, and it will improve just about every area of his life. Rather than settling for the destructive and emotionally crippling boys-will-be-boys attitude, which leaves many of society’s boys aggressive, angry, and emotionally unprepared, Dr. Max Wachtel explains how teaching empathy skills to your boys prepares them for the complexities of modern life: school, friendships, bullying, careers, and relationships. Leadership, assertiveness, and treating women with respect―empathy improves all of these. It may even keep your boys from running over a horse on the side of the road (more on that in Chapter 3).
Far from turning boys into overly emotional pushovers, Dr. Max compiles information from countless studies demonstrating how emotional understanding actually helps boys improve their decision-making and assertiveness skills. By providing a step-by-step teaching guide, dozens of quick tips, and plenty of sample statements you can say to your boys when you are at a loss for words, Dr. Max has created a simple, practical, well-researched, and often very amusing book designed to help parents and educators teach empathy to their boys. His goal is to help parents guide their sons to reach their full potential in life and be part of a generation that changes the world for the better.
“A critically important topic... Intelligent content and fun to read.”
—Dr. Larry Epstein,
Clinical Instructor in
Dr. Max Wachtel is a forensic psychologist by training. He has worked with thousands of boys and men who are entangled in the legal system. In both his clinical experience and his work on television, he has seen first-hand the damage caused by a lack of empathy and emotional understanding in people’s lives. Through his detailed examination of several generations of psychological, educational, and parenting research, along with a great deal of reflective thought (which he explains in the book), Dr. Max has come to understand that, when boys are taught and encouraged to recognize and express their feelings, and to understand how other people feel―rather than being tough, unemotional, and clueless about the motivations of others―the world becomes a happier, healthier, and safer place. This was his motivation for writing The One Rule For Boys. His motivation for infusing the text with his own unique sense of humor was simple: academic psychology books are hopelessly boring.
And he couldn't help himself.
Dr. Max, who was a professor at the University of Denver for 12 years, maintains an active clinical practice and is also the 9NEWS Psychologist for KUSA TV in Denver. He is an avid snowboarder and marathon runner, and is a huge fan of the Colorado Rockies (both the mountains and the baseball team). He lives with his wife, Kim, and his two children.
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