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The Masculinity Workbook for Teens: Discover What Being a Guy Means to You (Paperback)

The Masculinity Workbook for Teens: Discover What Being a Guy Means to You By Christopher S. Reigeluth, Michael G. Thompson (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Conforming to gender stereotypes is a choice, not a requirement--you decide. This timely workbook provides a road map to help you discover what kind of man you want to be.

As a teen, you may be under intense pressure to conform to society's stereotypes of masculinity--often referred to as the "guy code." Limiting and unhealthy gender stereotypes and social practices are pervasive, even across cultures, and research shows that strict adherence to the rules of the code--or extreme forms of "traditional" masculinity, such as suppressing your feelings, acting tough and in control, and objectifying girls and women--can lead to emotional issues, aggression, low self-esteem, more risk taking, misogyny and homophobia, and even negative health outcomes, like depression and anxiety. So, how do you navigate these mixed messages?

This is the workbook you need. You'll find fun and engaging activities that will empower you to define what being a guy means to you--whatever that is. You'll learn all about how our world views masculinity--the good, the bad, and the toxic. You'll find tips and tools to help you face difficult thoughts and emotions, rather than trying to avoid them, and ask for help when you need it.

Most importantly, you'll discover that there's no "right" way to be a guy. There's just what's right for you.

About the Author

Christopher S. Reigeluth, PhD, is assistant professor in the division of clinical psychology at Oregon Health & Science University, and past fellow at the Yale Child Study Center. He is a child and adolescent psychologist who is passionate about the well-being of boys and men and greater gender awareness for all people. Chris loves the outdoors, and lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Ashley, and their children, Finn and Fern. Foreword writer Michael G. Thompson, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, author, and school consultant. He is author or coauthor of ten books, including the New York Times bestseller, Raising Cain.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781684039494
ISBN-10: 1684039495
Publisher: Instant Help Publications
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 216
Language: English