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Decoding Boys


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Cara Natterson is a paediatrician, consultant, and award-winning author. She grew up in Los Angeles, dreaming of helping others. After medical school and training to be a paediatrician, she returned to her hometown to work as a primary care doctor. Whilst there she learned first-hand how difficult it can be for parents to navigate all of the information (good and bad) thrust at them. That's when Cara started writing books. At first, she focused on medical issues, but over time her writing shifted to the most common fears and misconceptions about paediatric health. She has a 12-year old daughter and an 10-year old son. Publishing over seven books her parenting books include The Care and Keeping of You, a three-book series and Guy Stuff.


Decoding Boys offers remarkable scientific insight as to why teenage boys seem to shut down and behave antisocially once they enter puberty. We would say we wish this book was around when we were teenagers, but we were too busy playing video games, underage drinking, and lying to our parents to read.Decoding Boys is the book we've been waiting for! Dr. Cara Natterson tackles the topics that are difficult for parents to understand, let alone discuss with their children. She demystifies the complex science of male puberty and delivers sound advice for any adult living with-and wanting to support-an increasingly silent teenage boy.Fifty years ago the publication of Our Bodies, Ourselves lifted women up by replacing ignorance and prejudice with knowledge and the power of sisterhood. Decoding Boys is equally revolutionary in its mission to help us understand the nuances of how boys develop. Natterson's warm, candid and conversational style gives us a vibrant, page-turning deep dive into both their emotional and physical growth; hers is an authoritative and passionate voice. I finished reading this book enlightened and excited to share it with parents of boys everywhere.

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