Boys and Books: What You Need to Know and Do So Your 9- to 14-Year-Old Son Will Read (Boys Will Read | Parent Series, Book 1) is published on Amazon as an ebook and a print book (link to ebook: http://amzn.to/1tjcohj).
This appealingly straightforward and action-oriented how-to guide (no teaching or English degree required) is for parents who want their self-proclaimed non-reading preteen/early teen sons to read in their spare time, but they're not exactly sure how to make it happen.
Many moms and dads try to motivate their sons to read with the best of intentions, but somehow, someway, these good intentions turn into a frustrating struggle.
Enter Boys and Books. Everything you thought you knew about getting boys to read is turned on its head, and in its place you're introduced to the 10 Building Blocks boys need before they will even consider reading for pleasure in their spare time.
In this book, parents will learn:
Why boys view reading as pain instead of pleasure (and how to re-define reading as pleasurable for them)
Why it's imperative to help boys re-shape reading and include it in their lives today
How to think, plan, support and initiate reading like a coach
The exact action steps it takes to develop the boy-responsive reading mindset and create the boy-responsive reading environment boys need to read
If parents commit to following the action-steps shared in this book, by the end, they'll have the confidence, awareness and knowledge they need to harmoniously initiate the 30-minute-a-day reading habit with their sons.
Educators can read this book and then share it with parents who are stuck and not sure how to help their sons become readers. Boys and Books can be used as a bridge between home and school reading for one of our most vulnerable populations, non-reading 9- to- 14-year old boys.