In Raising Cain, Dan Kindlon, Ph.D., and Michael Thompson, Ph.D., two leading child psychologists, share what they have learned in more than thirty-five years of combined experience working with boys and their families. They reveal a nation of boys who are hurting — sad, afraid, angry, and silent. They set out to answer this basic, crucial question: What do boys need that they're not getting? They illuminate the forces that threaten our boys, teaching them to believe that, “cool", equals macho strength and stoicism.
Cutting through outdated theories of "mother blame," "boy biology," and "testosterone," the authors shed light on the destructive emotional training boys receive — the emotional miseducation of boys. The authors make a compelling case that emotional literacy is the most valuable gift we can offer our sons, urging parents to recognise the price boys pay when we hold them to an impossible standard of manhood.