Nurturing Boys to Be Better Men: Gender Equality Starts at Home (Paperback)

Nurturing Boys to Be Better Men: Gender Equality Starts at Home By Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD, FAAP Cover Image

Nurturing Boys to Be Better Men: Gender Equality Starts at Home (Paperback)


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Advance gender equality one family at a time.

Pediatrician and mother of four Dr. Shelly Flais gives parents the tools they need to start the lifelong process of raising their boys into men who are mentally healthy, empathetic, and committed to gender equality. Dr. Flais provides concrete techniques for parents to push back against cultural stereotypes and toxic masculinity as they nurture their sons. Because “kids do as they see,” the work of being role models for gender equality starts in the home. Dr. Flais explains developmentally appropriate opportunities for growth and awareness of gender equality at every age from before birth through early adulthood. This conversation-starter emphasizes the benefits of gender equality for boys and girls and men and women, and discusses it not only in the context of the family, but also the extended family, school, and greater community.
Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified practicing pediatrician, mother of three sons and one daughter, and an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She is the author of Raising Twins, editor-in-chief of Caring for your School-Age Child, and co-editor of The Big Book of Symptoms. She is an AAP spokesperson and frequent media contributor who lives in the Chicago suburbs.
Product Details ISBN: 9781610026772
ISBN-10: 1610026772
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication Date: October 24th, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English
“This book can help the next generation of boys find freedom to own and un-define their masculinity and learn to become safe spaces for themselves." —Justin Baldoni, author of Man Enough and Boys Will Be Human.

“A must-read for any parent looking to develop young men who are the future to creating meaningful change in our homes and workplaces.” —David G. Smith, PhD, associate professor in the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and coauthor of Good Guys: How Men Can Be Allies for Women in the Workplace.