Swipe to look inside
Essential Life Skills for Boys

Essential Life Skills for Boys

Everything You Need to Know to Thrive at Home, at School, and Out in the World

Illustrated by Martha Sue Coursey


Essential Life Skills for Boys

About the Book

Confidently tackle tasks and everyday life with this guide to life skills for boys.

Does the preteen boy in your life know how to wash his clothes? Plunge a toilet? Leave a tip? Read a map? Manage a bank account? Do you have the time and energy to teach him? Let Essential Life Skills for Boys lead the way with the tools he needs to succeed. These critical life skills will help him become a responsible, resilient, and confident young man at home, at school, and out in the modern world.

Designed for boys ages 10−14 who need to learn the ins and outs of personal hygiene, clothing care, communication, school success, and much more.Addresses kids living in a digital age; the skills include social media safety, texting with care, online communication, and other ways boys live their tech-savvy lives.Easy to read, absorb, and remember, particularly for preteens with short attention spans.Helps boys gain confidence and become independent (and helpful to family and friends).Detailed checklists let boys mark off skills they’ve learned and challenge themselves to learn them all!        

Product Details

On sale: October 10, 2023
Age: 10-14 years
Grade: Grades 5-9
Page count: 144 Pages
ISBN: 9780593690451

Author Bio

Scott Todnem has been teaching health education at the middle school level since 2001 and was awarded the 2019 National Health Teacher of the Year. He uses his platforms to promote cultural diversity, gender inclusivity, mental health awareness, and suicide prevention. He is the author of Growing Up Great!: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Boys and Sex Education for Boys: A Parent’s Guide. Scott lives in Illinois with his family, where he enjoys reading, record collecting, and watching great movies.

Martha Sue Coursey is a San Francisco–based illustrator, type designer, and artist. She grew up as the only child of metalwork artists in a house they built on the outskirts of Tucson, Arizona, where books and desert creatures were some of her best friends. She holds a BFA in painting from California College of the Arts and a postgraduate certificate from Type West. When she’s not drawing, she’s taking care of too many plants or walking the dog.