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Rosalind Wiseman is an internationally recognized author and educator on children, teens, parenting, education and social justice. She is the author of Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World. She is also the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World, which is the best-selling book that was the inspiration for the movie Mean Girls. Rosalind was one of the principal speakers at the White House Summit on Bullying. She has appeared on Dr. Phil, The Today Show, Anderson Cooper 360, CNN, Good Morning America, and NPR. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and two sons.
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In this episode, Rosalind Wiseman, world-renowned speaker and author of Masterminds and Wingmen—Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World, offers wisdom, healing, and hope to parents of teenaged boys. Based on her interviews with over 160 young men, Rosalind cuts right to the heart of the issue by asking, “What does it mean to be a man in today’s society?” Between societal pressures, broken familial relationships, and an oversexed culture, teenaged boys are faced with a difficult choice: to become society’s definition of a man or become the man they were born to be. With practical tips and timely insight into the inner life of teen boys, Rosalind and podcast host, Noel Meador, unpack what parents can do to (1) encourage their son to open up about his feelings, (2) talk to him about romantic relationships without prying, (3) safeguard him against bullying, (4) and much more. Parents: Are you struggling to have an open and honest relationship with your son? Do you wish you knew how to help him? Do you want more for your son than society has given him? Then this episode is not to be missed!
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