Image: front cover Buy Print Book Now
  •  CDN $18.99 
  •  USD $18.99 


Buy Ebook Now
  •  CDN $18.99     CDN $12.35
  •  USD $18.99     USD $12.35

Paperback – 160 pages
6 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 346 Grams
BISAC: EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865718760
Pub. Date: 2018-04-16

About the Author

Adam Cox

Adam J. Cox Ph.D, is a clinical psychologist whose work includes thousands of hours interviewing children. His research includes a multi-year global research project, Locating Significance in the Lives of Boys, for the International Boys' Schools Coalition, during which he interviewed students and teachers in the US, UK, Canada, Singapore, South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia, from a wide variety of social and educational backgrounds. A sought-after therapist and frequent speaker on the psychology of boys, he is author of the acclaimed books On Purpose Before Twenty, Boys of Few Words and No Mind Left Behind. Cox lives in Rhode Island and shares his wisdom in his newsletter Family Matters at DrAdamCox.com.

view author profile

Cracking the Boy Code

How to Understand and Talk with Boys

by Adam Cox



All too quickly, talkative, affectionate young boys seem to slip away. Adolescents may be transformed overnight into reclusive, seemingly impenetrable young people who open up only to their friends and spend more time on devices than with family. How do you penetrate this shell before they are lost to you?

 Drawing on decades of experience garnered through thousands of hours of therapy with boys, Cracking the Boy Code explains how the key to communicating with boys is understanding their universal psychological needs and using specific, straightforward communication techniques. Coverage includes:

  • Why it's important to understand the psychological needs of boys
  • How to talk to be heard, and listen to understand
  • The crucial role of non-verbal cues
  • Learning the universal tone that helps boys listen
  • Motivating boys to become their authentic selves
  • Using purposeful work to teach boys self-respect and confidence
  • Reducing stress and creating greater closeness between boys and caregivers.

 Essential reading for parents, caregivers, teachers, youth workers, coaches, and others who want to make a real connection with the boys in their lives.

You might also enjoy

Win-Win Games for All Ages

Win-Win Games for All Ages

Cooperative Activities for Building Social Skills

Together Sambhava and Josette Luvmour created and developed Natural Learning Rhythms-a family-oriented approach to human development. They are …

view title info
Everyone Wins - 3rd Edition

Everyone Wins - 3rd Edition

Cooperative Games and Activities for All Ages

At this critical point of human evolution, we want our children to have the ability to resolve conflict, communicate positively, build social skills, …

view title info
A Volcano in My Tummy

A Volcano in My Tummy

Helping Children to Handle Anger

A Volcano in My Tummy presents a clear and effective approach to helping children and adults alike understand and deal constructively with children's …

view title info
Keeping the Peace

Keeping the Peace

Practicing Cooperation and Conflict Resolution with Preschoolers

Keeping the Peace is a handbook for parents, daycare providers, kindergarten teachers and playgroup leaders striving to create harmonious groups, …

view title info
When Kids Rule the School

When Kids Rule the School

The Power and Promise of Democratic Education

Education is ripe for democratic disruption. Students in most schools are denied fundamental social ideals such as personal freedom, public …

view title info

New Society Publishers have decided to sell their ebooks without copy protection or DRM (Digital Rights Management) so that customers can enjoy full use of their ebook purchase. In return we expect our customers to respect this decision.

By clicking in the box below, you agree that you will:

  • NOT make illegal or unauthorized copies of our ebooks.
  • ONLY make copies of our ebooks for backup purposes.
  • NOT sell or give copies of our ebooks to family, friends, associates, etc., or upload to any file-sharing sites.
I agree to the above terms and conditions
Our ebooks are available in PDF or EPUB format.
Please choose the correct format for your device.
Buy EPUB Version Buy PDF Version