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Everyone knows that boys are falling behind in education Largely left out of the discussion are parents of boys who are most aware that their bright eager sons hit an invisible wall somewhere near fourth grade after which they become disengaged discouraged and disaffected There are dozens of books on underachieving boys but most parents brave enough to lift one off the shelf are instantly intimidated by the footnotes graphs case studies and academic-speak addressed almost entirely to educators What about the average guilt-ridden frustrated mother or father of an underachieving boy Jump-Starting Boys is the first book on the market that empowers parents helping them reclaim the duties and rewards of raising their children and navigate the influences of school and media Filled with reassurance and support the authors turn fear and guilt into can-do confidence Through easy tips and action list sidebars this is the most practical readable book on the topic.

About the Author

Pam Withers

Pam Withers is a former journalist, editor and outdoor guide who has written 19 sports and adventure novels for teens plus a sports biography and a book on boys and literacy (Jump-Starting Boys, co-authored with her sister, Cynthia Gill) .
First Descent won several awards (Silver, Nautilus Book Awards, and Silver, ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year in youth adult fiction) ; several other of her books have been nominated for awards.
Pam grew up in Wisconsin and the Dakotas, and has also lived in California, Washington, New York City and Ireland. The mother of one son, she lives with her husband in Vancouver, Canada.
Website: www.pamwithers.com.
Blog: http://www.pamwithers.com/pw/? page_id=472
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