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Raising Boys Right

How to Help Closed-Off Young Men Cross the Communication Divide

Adam Cox • 3/10/2018

By Adam Cox - As we raise and support the next generation of boys, it's vital that we give them the tools to be full participants in society by helping them find the words to define themselves and relate to others. To do so, therapists and parents alike must explore new means of engaging silent youngsters, going beyond the business-as-usual inquiries about thoughts and feelings.

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What It Really Takes to Communicate with Boys

Helping Unresponsive Clients Expand Their Limited Emotional Vocabulary

Adam Cox • 1/5/2017

By Adam Cox - As we raise and support the next generation of boys, it's vital that we help them find the words to define themselves and relate to others. To do so, therapists and parents alike must go beyond the business-as-usual inquiries about thoughts and feelings to discover conversational approaches that stimulate a real connection and encourage them to open up to a broader range of verbal expression.

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Lost in Electronica

Today's Media Culture is Leaving Boys at a Loss for Words

Adam Cox • 10/24/2014

My year treating high school boys taught me a lesson that still guides my work: if words are the currency of most interpersonal exchange, many boys are on the verge of social bankruptcy. When it comes to communication challenges, gender discrepancies are staggering. Boys make up 75 percent of special-education classes, are far more frequently diagnosed with syndromes ranging from ADHD to autism that involve social-learning problems, and account for nearly 80 percent of children identified as emotionally troubled. Our world is increasingly driven by communication and the need for emotional intelligence---attributes that generally don't come easily for boys---and they're clearly falling behind. In spite of the still-potent icon of the silent male in the American psyche, there are far fewer life options today---whether academic, career, or relational---that can accommodate a boy (or man) of few words.


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Copyright:
4/8/2013
Authors:
LAWRENCE DILLER, MD
 
RON TAFFEL, PH.D.
 
MARTHA STRAUS, PH.D.
 
ADAM COX, PHD, ABPP
 
DAVID SEABURN, PHD, LMFT
 
MARY SYKES WYLIE, PHD
 
MATTHEW SELEKMAN, MSW, LCSW
 
TERRY HARGRAVE, PHD
 
VICTOR SHKLYAREVSKY, PSYD
Product:
NRC095569

Lost in Electronica

Today's Media Culture is Leaving Boys at a Loss for Words

Adam Cox • 11/26/2008


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Copyright:
4/8/2013
Authors:
LAWRENCE DILLER, MD
 
RON TAFFEL, PH.D.
 
MARTHA STRAUS, PH.D.
 
ADAM COX, PHD, ABPP
 
DAVID SEABURN, PHD, LMFT
 
MARY SYKES WYLIE, PHD
 
MATTHEW SELEKMAN, MSW, LCSW
 
TERRY HARGRAVE, PHD
 
VICTOR SHKLYAREVSKY, PSYD
Product:
NRC095569
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Raising Boys Right

How to Help Closed-Off Young Men Cross the Communication Divide

Adam Cox • 3/10/2018

By Adam Cox - As we raise and support the next generation of boys, it's vital that we give them the tools to be full participants in society by helping them find the words to define themselves and relate to others. To do so, therapists and parents alike must explore new means of engaging silent youngsters, going beyond the business-as-usual inquiries about thoughts and feelings.

Daily Blog

What It Really Takes to Communicate with Boys

Helping Unresponsive Clients Expand Their Limited Emotional Vocabulary

Adam Cox • 1/5/2017

By Adam Cox - As we raise and support the next generation of boys, it's vital that we help them find the words to define themselves and relate to others. To do so, therapists and parents alike must go beyond the business-as-usual inquiries about thoughts and feelings to discover conversational approaches that stimulate a real connection and encourage them to open up to a broader range of verbal expression.

Daily Blog

Lost in Electronica

Today's Media Culture is Leaving Boys at a Loss for Words

Adam Cox • 10/24/2014

My year treating high school boys taught me a lesson that still guides my work: if words are the currency of most interpersonal exchange, many boys are on the verge of social bankruptcy. When it comes to communication challenges, gender discrepancies are staggering. Boys make up 75 percent of special-education classes, are far more frequently diagnosed with syndromes ranging from ADHD to autism that involve social-learning problems, and account for nearly 80 percent of children identified as emotionally troubled. Our world is increasingly driven by communication and the need for emotional intelligence---attributes that generally don't come easily for boys---and they're clearly falling behind. In spite of the still-potent icon of the silent male in the American psyche, there are far fewer life options today---whether academic, career, or relational---that can accommodate a boy (or man) of few words.


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Lost in Electronica

Today's Media Culture is Leaving Boys at a Loss for Words

Adam Cox • 11/26/2008


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Adam J. Cox, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who has been consulting and writing about the emotional and cognitive development of youth for more than a decade. He is the author of On Purpose Before Twenty and No Mind Left Behind.