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Exchange Exemplar: Getting Through A Boy's Harder-Than-Granite Shell

Randi Hausken, Bærum, Norway - CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29876616

It is not a cliche to say that females are communicators in our culture, and males generally are not. It's especially difficult to get a boy to open up about what's troubling him; a typical response is "I don't know."

Adam Cox is a psychologist and author who has put a lot of work into communicating with boys. He offers perceptions and practices in the book Cracking the Boy Code: How to Understand and Talk with Boys.

Dr. Cox visited in 2018, and we revisit the interview here.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.