Rosalind Wiseman is an internationally recognized author, media expert, frequent contributor on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper, and is an educator on children, teens, parenting, bullying, and social justice. Most famously, she is the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes. Wiseman has written several other well known books helping parents understand the social hierarchies of children and teens today.
Our host Stefanie Weiss is interviewing Rosalind on her new book, Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with School Yard Power, Locker Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Realities of Guy World.
Masterminds and Wingmen shows what’s really happening in boys’ lives. It creates a new language helping parents and educators understand the power of boys’ social hierarchies and how these influence their decision-making and emotional well-being. Wiseman establishes a road map to reach boys and help them to grow into the best brothers, friends, students, athletes, boyfriends, and sons they can be.
Masterminds and Wingmen and its companion book for teen boys, The Guide: Managing Douchebags, Recruiting Wingmen, and Attracting Who You Want was written with the participation of 200 high school and middle school boys.