Raising Cain: Exploring the Inner Lives of America’s Boys

DVD, 2006, 120 Minutes, PBS, Adult

America’s boys are in trouble. Boys are doing worse in the classroom than 10 years ago. They are unable to express their emotions. They are the most violent in the industrialized world. What is responsible for this behavior? From the public school system to the absence of strong male role models, boys face a number of obstacles. But what can we do to keep them from growing into men who are stoic, silent, and explosive—more prone to anger than empathy?

This DVD explores the emotional development of boys in America today, provides research about boy’s inner workings, dispelling a number of commonly held misconceptions, and highlights innovative programs that are bringing out the best in boys.

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