Author Offers Advice On Boys And Bullying

The US News & World Report (11/7, Zalan) interviews parenting expert and author Rosalind Wiseman, who said “boys oftentimes feel that people are talking to them in sound bites of advice that do not in any way acknowledge the complexity of their lives.” They also have “knowledge and an intolerance of adult hypocrisy.” Many people “dismiss boys in stereotypes” and “say things that are very derogatory or dismissive of boys that we would never, ever say publicly about girls.” Wiseman advised adults “to stop minimizing or dismissing [boys’] experiences.”