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The Last Boys Picked: Helping Boys Who Dont Play Sports Survive Bullies and Boyhood Janet Sasson Edgette

The Last Boys Picked: Helping Boys Who Dont Play Sports Survive Bullies and Boyhood

Janet Sasson Edgette

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Boys who dont play sports are often the targets of bullying, but a boys worst bully may be the one he cant see: societys expectations about how he should act, how he should relate, and how he should play.Overlooked by a society that reinforcesMoreBoys who dont play sports are often the targets of bullying, but a boys worst bully may be the one he cant see: societys expectations about how he should act, how he should relate, and how he should play.Overlooked by a society that reinforces impossible standards of masculinity, boys who are uninterested in competitive sports or have non-aggressive personalities are often vilified and bullied for being different as they grow up in the shadow of Americas obsession with bigger, faster, richer, and stronger.Through a fascinating assortment of in-depth interviews, clinical case studies, and examples from popular literature, Dr. Janet Sasson Edgette and Beth Margolis Rupp illustrate how these boys are relegated to a second-class social status simply because they cant make a free throw or because they can spell better than they can run.Compassionate, empowering, and instructive, The Last Boys Picked will help parents, teachers, coaches, and caregivers identify the social and emotional hurdles that these boys face. It offers specific action steps to help any child build resilience and a healthy self-esteem-and tips for talking to them about their experiences and teaching them to face the schoolyard-and the world-with confidence.