Bringing Up Boys: A Parenting Manual for Sole Mothers Raising Sons
Australian Council for Educational Research, 1998 - Social Science - 120 pages
Mothers raising sons without a father's input face a range of concerns. There is a common assumption that a male role model is a prerequisite for 'normal' male development.
The 'Bringing up Boys' program has been developed to fill this gap. Jo Howard has successfully run these group sessions at various community health and family services and women's resource centres. It is designed for sole mothers raising sons up to the age of twelve. Participants are encouraged to share ideas and experiences in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.
This innovative manual is a resource tool for social workers, counsellors and psychologists who are interested in doing such group work with sole mothers. The eight-session program (with three additional sessions) is suitable to be run in any agency that works with families, including community health centres, family and children services and domestic violence agencies.
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