Boys Into Men: Raising our African-American Teenage Sons (Paperback)
Product Descriptionby Nancy Boyd-Franklin, Ph.D. and A. J. Franklin, Ph.D. with Pamela Toussaint
In this first book of its kind, psychologists Dr. Nancy Boyd-Franklin and Dr. A. J. Franklin help African American families of all kinds face the unique challenges of raising their teenage sons. Boys into Men offers hope and inspiration to parents, teachers, counselors, and community members by drawing on African American family values and cultural and spiritual strengths.
In this compassionate and comprehensive handbook parents will learn how to foster a positive racial male identity, plant strong spiritual roots, promote sexual responsibility, overcome negative influences of hip-hop and "hoop dreams," and rise above the no-win skin color game. As Scared Black Parents transform themselves into Prepared Black Parents, they'll be able to cope with problems of violence, drugs, gangs, and racism. Filled with hundreds of real-life success stories and a detailed list of books, Web sites, and helpful organizations, Boys into Men is a much-needed antidote to the one-size-one-color-fits-all approach of most parenting guides.