From Boys to Men: Guiding our teen boys to grow into happy, healthy men

Maggie Dent

For boys, adolescence can be a confusing minefield and parents are often bewildered as to how to best guide their precious sons.

Many parents wake one day to find that their beautiful little boys have grown into silent, withdrawn, sometimes angry and often unmotivated tweens and teens.

Well-known Australian author, parenting and resilience educator, and one of Australia’s favourite boy experts Maggie Dent, offers parents and guardians a compassionate and practical guidebook, packed with advice and ground-breaking techniques on how to stay calm and:

– Communicate effectively to defuse conflict
– ‘Unstick’ an unmotivated son
– Teach them to cope with loss and failure, and how to recover
– Help them foster healthy friendships and intimate relationships
– Navigate technology and the digital world.

From Boys to Men empowers parents with insights, tips and a common-sense approach to help all boys – and their families – thrive as they progress through adolescence, offering hope for a future of adventure, stability, engagement and connection.

As a child advocate and author in the United States, I’ve long admired Maggie’s work not just for her unmistakable wit but also her insights and practical strategies that resonate with both brain science and common sense… When Maggie speaks I love to listen!

- Dr Michael Gurian, New York Times bestselling author of Saving Our Sons

Adolescence can be a trying time for families but Dent has written up a guide for how to steer teenage boys into adulthood.

- West Australian


Maggie Dent

Commonly known as the ‘Queen of Common Sense’, Maggie Dent has become one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators, with a particular interest in the early years, adolescence and resilience. Now an in-demand writer and speaker, Maggie is a regular contributor to Fairfax’s Essential Kids website and the host of the ABC’s Parental As Anything podcast. She is the author of six books.

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