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How to Raise a Man: A modern mother's guide to parenting her teenage son

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February 2020
About the book: 
In How to Raise a Man,  as you learn more about the development of masculinity, identify your parenting style and familiarise yourself with the issues facing parenthood today, you will become a more compassionate, centred and effective parent. In this era of #metoo and #allmenaretrash, it’s evident that something is going wrong with the way men progress from childhood into adulthood, and few realise how critical the role of the purposeful and emotionally empowered mother is in a boy’s journey to maturity.
So, what does all this mean for you as the mother of an adolescent boy? Like it or not, mom, your son is Generation Z. He has been adored and treasured, photo-graphed and recorded. Many of his generation of adolescents are outwardly assertive and outspoken and have good boundaries, yet inwardly they are full of paradoxes. And they are confusing to manage – your GenZ rules you. They are clever. But as a mother, you need to be smarter.
Teenagers need centred adults to guide them. Confident, capable adults should never overreact, sulk, withdraw or blame, and if you find yourself resorting to this behaviour, it is time to reset your parenting methods. If you are confused or irritated by your pre-teen or teenage son, or feel bewildered and hurt by his behaviour, this book will guide you to a clear understanding of teenagers in general and teenage boys in particular. Written by a parenting expert, and drawing on Western psychology as well as Eastern philosophy, the processes and ideas in this practical guide will help you raise the man you want your son to be.
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About the Author
Megan de Beyer, MA (Psychology), MSc (Holistic Ecology), is an international specialist parent psychologist. She facilitates the popular course Strong Mothers – Strong Sons that runs at most independent boys’ schools in South Africa and Australia. She is a prolific inspirational speaker at events and conferences, and on television and radio. Megan was the teen expert at and, along with Vanessa Raphaely, was the co-founder of The Village Facebook group, which has 35 000 followers and gives advice to parents of teens. Since 2003, Megan has written for every major women’s magazine in South Africa and has frequently been interviewed on radio. She has successfully developed four parenting courses that she offers at schools around South Africa, Australia and the USA. Megan is the mother of two young men.

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