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Here is a landmark book that reveals the way boys think and that shows parents, educators and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult challenges -- by the bestselling author who changed our Here is a landmark book that reveals the way boys think and that shows parents, educators and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult challenges -- by the bestselling author who changed our conception of adolescent girls. Do you constantly struggle to pull information from your son, student, or athlete, only to encounter mumbling or evasive assurances such as "It's nothing" or "I'm good?
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Preview — Masterminds and Wingmen by Rosalind Wiseman. Books for a Better Life Award Winner Here is a landmark book that reveals the way boys think and that shows parents, educators and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult challenges -- by the bestselling author who changed our conception of adolescent girls.
Do you constantly struggle to pull information from your son, student, or ath Books for a Better Life Award Winner Here is a landmark book that reveals the way boys think and that shows parents, educators and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult challenges -- by the bestselling author who changed our conception of adolescent girls.
Have you watched with frustration as your boy flounders with girls? Welcome to Boy World. Where hiding problems from adults is the ironclad rule because their involvement only makes situations worse. Collaborating with a large team of middle- and high-school-age editors, Rosalind Wiseman has created an unprecedented guide to the life your boy is actually experiencing — his on-the-ground reality.
Not only does Wiseman challenge you to examine your assumptions, she offers innovative coping strategies aimed at helping your boy develop a positive, authentic, and strong sense of self. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published September 10th by Harmony first published January 1st More Details Other Editions 8. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Masterminds and Wingmen , please sign up.
Be the first to ask a question about Masterminds and Wingmen. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jan 25, Aniruddh Bharadwaj rated it it was amazing Shelves: read-excerpts. First of all, let me preface this review by saying that I'm a 17 soon to be 18 year old high school student male studying out of Cupertino. Keyword Cupertino, the land of lore and liberalism, which in itself is a huge indication as to the direction that this review will be moving in.
This book is the holy grail of "guy" problems - a majority of this book accurately and beautifully describes the struggles of teenage boy-ism in the context of a modern high-school, where the backstabbing, lying, First of all, let me preface this review by saying that I'm a 17 soon to be 18 year old high school student male studying out of Cupertino.
This book is the holy grail of "guy" problems - a majority of this book accurately and beautifully describes the struggles of teenage boy-ism in the context of a modern high-school, where the backstabbing, lying, and filthily cheating male population has grown aplenty.
I dove into this novel thinking that I was above it all - after all, how could a nerdy, comical, Asian male ever fit neatly into any high-school hierarchy at all? I fit so perfectly into the bridge between the jocks and the loners, the players and the potheads.
I continually and casually hangout with 3 demographically different groups of friends, floating nonchalantly between them without caring about their image, whether they epitomize masculinity, or even if they seem controlled and emasculated.
Reading through, it finally dawned on me that I didn't care about what my friends looked like or who they were - I just cared about whether they could crack insanely stupid, but at the same time hilarious, jokes! As someone that self-identifies as "The Entertainer" I immediately realized that I was one , I thoroughly enjoy my role as the "court jester" of the social groups that I am a part of - my goal is to diffuse tension by making people laugh, and I don't have to resort to self-depreciation to enjoy being a member of a tight-knit social sub-society.
Where I do disagree, though, is that Wiseman the "Act Like a Man Box" forces students into only 1 of these hierarchical roles. In a lot of the groups that I'm a part of, I'm the Entertainer, the Mastermind, and sometimes the Champion as well!
I don't think it's possible to clearly define boy-ish roles within larger groups because, during our teenage years, boys will take up any role to fit in i. I do have an interesting question that I'd like to pose to any of the reviewers here, and even to Mrs. Wiseman if she browses this site from time to time: Where are the boys that you received feedback from located general region is fine?
From my standpoint as a socially liberal Cupertinian , I've never seen a guy being made fun of for being out of the "Act Like a Man Box", mainly because the people from Cupertino are generally accepting and forward-thinking. However, a lot of the teenagers quoted in the novel seem depressed and relatively angst-y. Thus, can a claim about the regional validity of the book be made e. I know that, as an author, your job is to make the most "inclusive" or all-encapsulating novel to attract the most readers, but I find it hard to believe that what the novel claims can be adapted to any boy, anywhere especially since recent social and political movements have left some boys wondering about what to do and what to think.
Regardless, the book is splendidly written, and describes a majority of high-school life perfectly. A great read for anyone looking to delve into the emergence of hierarchy at younger and younger ages. View 1 comment. Sep 12, Aimee rated it it was amazing. If you have boys you need to read this book.
I have two boys, 15 and 7, and I learned so much from this book. The most important thing I learned was that just because boys are more quiet and do not talk to you about their problems does not mean that do not have things going on in their lives that they need help with.
Wiseman gives some great advice on how to talk to your sons and get them to open up to you without pushing them. Another part of the book that I really appreciated was the section on If you have boys you need to read this book. Another part of the book that I really appreciated was the section on video games.
Wiseman really takes a long look at video games, why they are so important to boys, how they learn to interact and communicate with each other through games, and the positives and negatives of so much time in front of a screen. Video games are the number one cause for arguments in our house and I feel like I now have some new insight into why my boys want to play them so much and I am going to make a real effort to talk to them more about them since they are so important to their lives.
I was really impressed with all of the great information included in this book and though I might not agree with all of Wiseman's advice I did agree with a lot of it and plan on using her ideas to improve my relationships with my sons.
Feb 04, Lucy rated it liked it. When I saw this at my library and read that its purpose was to inform parents about the new rules and realities of Boy World, like her Queen Bee book did for girls, I checked it out.
Then, I missed two nights of sleep due to anxiety. In a nutshell, boys are told from a very young age that Batman, a mono-emotion superhero, is the ideal and straying from this model affects their standing among friends, girls and even adults. We expect boys to be boys: tough, clever, athletic and cool. Queue sleepless nights. I ask too many questions, demand too much and pretty much live a hypocritical life. To summarize some of her points, I put him at a social disadvantage by not allowing violent video games Rated M and shows TV-MA because those are the things his friends are watching and playing and being able to discuss these things with their peers is vital to them feeling like they have a place in boys world and there has been no proof that exposure to violent media makes kids become violent.
Girls are going to sext them so I should provide a smart phone, stop checking it after 9th grade and leave them with the advice that when those girls send them naked pictures of themselves, look at it for a minute and then delete it.
I find all of this crazy! But, I checked this book out for a reason. It sucks. I found her writing style to be annoying close to arrogant she admitted her own problems with her kids but very frequently uses her own parenting as a model.
There was quite a bit of good information and I appreciate her advice but with my religious perspective and my own common sense, there are some parenting suggestions that I think goes beyond bad advice and is harmful. Does that mean my own bias is getting in the way? I tried reading with an open mind and I have stopped asking so many questions when my middle schooler gets in my car after school and I have a plan about how to handle homophobic jabs boys are particularly prone to using them and potential bad coaching.
But, there is an entire chapter about boys playing Lacrosse. It took that chapter, towards the end, for me to realize that her information is not universal. View all 7 comments. Nov 26, Io rated it it was ok.
I found this book terribly frustrating, especially for the first half. It is, essentially, a series of cherry-picked anecdotes masquerading as science. The author begins with an unbelievably stereotypical view of boys. While I believe she did genuinely conduct interviews with a cross-section of boys at least or so , she cherry-picks quotes from one or two of these interviews to bolster her own stereotypes of how boys behave.
I the mother of two boys found these sections disheartening at b I found this book terribly frustrating, especially for the first half. I the mother of two boys found these sections disheartening at best and infuriating at worst. Throughout the book, I struggled to recognize the behavior that she so blithely reported as common among boys--her interpretation just didn't resonate with the experiences of my own sons or their many friends.
Perhaps I live in a geographic bubble that makes me lucky, but I found myself thinking she was describing some kind of bizarre alternate universe ruled by basically every stereotype you've ever heard about boys. I would have given it one star, but she did have some sections that made good sense. If you needed any more proof that this is basically one long opinion piece, the section on lacrosse players provides it.
Overall, this was a terribly disappointing read. Apr 18, Rebekah Sheppard rated it really liked it Shelves: parenting.
Navigating Boy Culture With Masterminds & Wingmen
Boys speak out and speak freely. She recruited a couple of hundred middle and high school teen boys all over the country to be her eyes, ears, and editorial sounding board, which puts this new book about what boys are really thinking in a different bracket of interest. Listen up, parents:. They want us to stop probing them with questions that come across as if we think all they want from girls is to get it on. But this is our reality. She drops some tried and true data nuggets about the need for accurate information as an antithesis to the tweaked media zeitgeist view of sexuality, imparting a guilt-free calm approach:.
The brilliant chapter on why boys lie to their parents is alone worth the price of the book. The result is a Rosetta Stone for the adolescent male, so even that boy-patented mono- syllabic shrug now speaks volumes. An intriguing read. All rights reserved. Harmony books are available at special discounts for bulk purchases for sales promotions or corporate use. Special editions, including personalized covers, excerpts of existing books, or books with corporate logos, can be created in large quantities for special needs. G roup dynamics have distinct but unwritten rules.
Masterminds & Wingmen
Rosalind Wiseman is an American parenting educator and author of several publications. Wiseman grew up in Washington, D. By the time she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Political Science in , Wiseman had earned a second degree blackbelt in Tang Soo Do karate.
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More and more boys are struggling. They are academically disengaged. They are facing social challenges alone. And they are struggling to imagine what their place will be in the wider world once they leave high school if they even make it that far in school. Rosalind Wiseman, best selling author, wrote Masterminds and Wingmen, about boys, believes educators are in a prime position to reverse some of these trends. In this course we will look at the troubling symptoms many of our boys are showing, and then we will pull back the curtain on their inner lives. This independent study course is appropriate for Pre-K through grade 12 teachers, administrators, support staff and parents.
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Look Inside Reading Guide. Reading Guide. Sep 10, Minutes Buy. A landmark book that reveals the way boys think and that shows parents, educators and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common and difficult challenges — by the bestselling author who changed our conception of adolescent girls. Have you watched with frustration as your boy flounders with girls? Welcome to Boy World.