What is a "real man"? What is a "good guy"? What does our culture want for our teenage boys, and when does a boy become a man? My guest in this episode of Healthcare Insights in Northwest North Carolina and I discuss these questions and more.
Andrew Smiler, PhD, is an author and licensed therapist with expertise in adolescent boys, men, and masculinity. He is the author of “Is Masculinity Toxic?: A Primer for the 21st Century“, the award winning “Dating and Sex: A Guide for the 21st Century Teen Boy,” and co-author of “The Masculine Self (6th ed)” with renowned researcher Chris Kilmartin. He also wrote “Challenging Casanova: Beyond the stereotype of the promiscuous young male.”
Listen in as we discuss rites of passage and rituals that define the transition from boyhood to manhood and the crisis of masculinity in our culture today.