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Books on Boys' Self-Esteem

Newberger, Eli. (1999). The men they will become. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books. ISBN: 0-7382-0363-7 384 pages

"How do boys develop character? And what can parents, teachers, and society do, from birth to late adolescence, to help nurture admirable qualities in young men?...The Men They Will Become delves to the deepest roots of male character and to the sources of attachment, honesty, self-control, sportsmanship, generosity, and courage. Rather than looking for flaws and vulnerabilities, Dr. Newberger celebrates all the wonderful qualities that make boys boys....

Eli H. Newberger, M.D., pediatrician, teaches at Harvard Medical School and founded the Child Protection Team and the Family Development Program at Boston Children's Hospital." From

Gurian, Michael. (1999). The good son. New York: Penguin Putnam. ISBN

1585420492 416 pages

"Selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the Best Books of 1999, The Good Son is the definitive guide to the moral and emotional development of our boys and young men. Within its pages, Michael Gurian widely credited as the founder of today's "boys movement" takes readers through a complete parenting program, showing how to instill virtues in boys at each stage of life." From,1011,,00.html?1585420492