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Author Fournier, Ron, 1963- author.

Title Love that boy : what two presidents, eight road trips, and my son taught me about a parent's expectations / Ron Fournier.

Publication Info. New York : Harmony, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    618.9285 FOU    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description x, 228 pages ; 22 cm
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Note Includes index.
Summary "Tyler and I inch toward the Green Room, in line with blow-dried TV anchors and stuffy columnists. He's practicing his handshake and hello: "It's a pleasure to meet you, Mr. President. It's a pleasure to meet you, Mr. President. It's a pleasure to meet you, Mr. President." When the couple in front of us steps forward for their picture, my teenager with sky-blue eyes and a soft heart looks up at me and says, "I hope I don't let you down, Dad." What kind of father raises a son to worry about embarrassing his dad? I want to tell Tyler not to worry, that he'd never let me down. That there's nothing wrong with being different. That I actually am proud of what makes him special. But we are next in line to meet the president of the United States in a room filled with fellow strivers, and all I can think about is the real possibility that Tyler might embarrass himself. Or, God forbid, me. LOVE THAT BOY is a uniquely personal story about the causes and costs of outsized parental expectations. What we want for our children--popularity, normalcy, achievement, genius--and what they truly need--grit, empathy, character--are explored by National Journal's Ron Fournier, who weaves his extraordinary journey to acceptance around the latest research on childhood development and stories of other loving-but-struggling parents"-- ǂc Provided by publisher.
Subject Fournier, Ron, 1963-
Fournier, Tyler -- Mental health.
Asperger's syndrome in children -- Patients -- Biography.
Asperger's syndrome in children -- Patients -- Family relationships.
Fathers and sons -- Biography.
Parents of autistic children.
ISBN 9780804140485 (hardback)
0804140480 (hardback)

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