Raising Boys provides Australian parents with information, tips and tricks to raising confident, happy young men. It focuses on each stage of a boy’s development, discussing the issues that matter most to your sons, including relationships and education. Raising Boys is also a forum for parents to chat to others about how to tackle issues which arise in the everyday lives of growing boys.
Research shows taking time out to read a good book has great benefits for boys. From emotional to academic pluses – reading books for pleasure positively impacts on young readers. The UK’s Reading Agency recent study of young readers found those who willingly read books for enjoyment were likely to have higher empathy levels, better social capabilities and an overall more positive sense of wellbeing. According to OECD figures, 52 per cent of 15-year-old Australian boys read for pleasure, compared to more than 70 per cent of girls. The debate still continues about how to encourage dwindling numbers of boys to read books for fun. When the enticement of iPads, video games and playing outdoors beckons, it can be difficult Click here to continue reading.
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- Tween boys social media savvy despite age
- Body image challenges for boys
- Why the 'naughty' stereotype holds boys back at school
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