Raising Boys provides Australian parents with information, tips and tricks to raising confident, happy young men. It focuses on each stage of a boy’s development, discussing the issues that matter most to your sons, including relationships and education. Raising Boys is also a forum for parents to chat to others about how to tackle issues which arise in the everyday lives of growing boys.
Engaging boys in reading can be tough. Many parents find that their boys either aren’t interested in sitting still long enough, or they often perceive reading as a “girl thing”. The consequence of boys’ not reading as frequently or as copiously as girls can be dire. NAPLAN data shows girls have consistently outperformed boys in reading across the past six years of assessments. Research also indicates boys are three to five times more likely than girls to have a reading or learning disability. Click here to continue reading.