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ISBN 978-1-936740-39-0
5 1/2 x 8 1/4, 312 pages

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Jump-Starting Boys

Help Your Reluctant Learner Find Success in School and Life

Positive Solutions To Get Your Son Back on Track

Why is your smart, perceptive son suddenly struggling at school? Are daily arguments about homework turning your home into a battle zone? It is no secret boys are falling behind in education, with fewer young men graduating from high school and enrolling in college every year. Filled with reassurance and support, Jump-Starting Boys has heart-warming true stories, take-action checklists and over 200 helpful tips. Educators and mothers themselves, authors Pam Withers and Cynthia Gill, MA, LMFT, turn fear and guilt into can-do confidence through easy techniques and achievable solutions. Finally—a book that truly targets concerned parents and helps you work with your son to make sure he beats the odds and becomes a lifelong learner!


• Determine your son’s learning style and how best to help him learn 

• Strengthen your child’s memory 

• Encourage him to appreciate math and science (even if you don’t) 

• Engage your reluctant reader via book clubs, graphic novels and kinesthetic activities 

• Limit his screen time without coming across as a tyrant 

• Use his interest in technology to foster excitement about learning and forming good homework habits

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"This book makes an impact that will unlock potential, ignite passion and motivate both parents and boys toward success and satisfaction. I enthusiastically recommend it." —Judy Ford, bestselling author of Wonderful Ways to Love a Child and Every Day Love

"Pam Withers and Cynthia Gill have bottled so much wonderful reassurance, advice and practical wisdom into this informative gem of a book that really will help you turn your struggling child's life around." —Dr. John Duffy, forewordist and author of The Available Parent: Radical Optimism for Raising Teens and Tweens

During her 30-year career as a high school teacher, CYNTHIA GILL worked on innovative curricula development and served as an academic dean while winning acclaim for her work in the classroom. She lives in Minneapolis. PAM WITHERS is the best-selling, award-nominated author of more than a dozen adventure novels. She lives in Vancouver.