CANCELLED - Brentwood - Tuesday, March 24th at 6:30 pm - Cara Natterson discusses and signs "Decoding Boys"
Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. We are working on rescheduling, but do not have a date yet.
Join us on Tuesday, March 24th at 6:30 pm as we welcome Cara Natterson to the store to discuss and sign Decoding Boys: New Science Behind the Subtle Art of Raising Sons!
Our children are entering puberty an average of 1-2 years earlier than we adults did a generation ago. While there has been a positive cultural shift to “lean in” to this phenomenon with our girls -- we have given them both the vocabulary and the permission to talk about their physical and emotional changes -- it’s a different experience for our boys. As bestselling author and respected pediatrician, Dr. Cara Natterson, points out, our sons tend to get quiet and start to withdraw. They hide in their hoodies and retreat behind closed bedroom doors. We “honor” that silence at their and our peril. Leaving our sons to manage the ups-and-downs of puberty on their own denies them accurate information and leaves them vulnerable to societal messages about body image, pornography, and violence, and more.
Her answer to ending this cycle and giving boys the voice and tools they will need to navigate their passage to adulthood is Decoding Boys. Explaining how modern culture can mix badly with male adolescent biology, Natterson offers science, strategies, scripts, and tips so parents, teachers, and other caregivers can recognize the first signs of puberty and be able to confidently talk to our sons about the wide range of the “normal” developmental process. With a candid and reassuring tone, Decoding Boys gives tools anyone with a boy in their life can use to prepare them when faced with old and new social pressures -- vaping, drugs and alcohol to sexting, violent video games, and screen time in all its forms. Throughout it all, Natterson proves the paramount need for communication with our boys, including teaching the language they will need to navigate their emotions and relationships in this post #MeToo culture.
Cara Natterson, M.D., is a pediatrician, popular speaker, consultant, and New York Times bestselling author of multiple parenting and health books, including The Care and Keeping of You, a three-book series with more than six million copies in print, and Guy Stuff, the corollary for boys. A graduate of Harvard College and Johns Hopkins Medical School, Natterson trained in pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco. After working as a general pediatrician for many years, she founded Worry Proof Consulting, a first-of-its-kind practice offering parents open-ended appointments. She also provides medical expertise for numerous parenting websites and serves on several boards including Starlight Children’s Foundation, Mattel’s Barbie Council, The Honest Company’s medical advisory, and Zemcar, a safe rides service for children. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two teenagers.