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Rob Sturrock - How to Raise a Boy

This world needs good men, perhaps now more than ever. Written from the front line of fatherhood, journalist Rob Sturrock grapples with the daily challenges of raising boys who can thrive. He chats with Angela Priestley.
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Rob Sturrock - How to Raise a Boy

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31 Aug 2020, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Zoom - See your ticket email for the link

About The Event

This world needs good men, perhaps now more than ever.

Recently there has been an explosion of literature aimed at empowering and emboldening young girls. But what are we telling young boys? Are we encouraging them in the same way to be truly free to be whatever they want? Or are we reaffirming the same, old notions of manhood being based on a narrow set of character traits and career choices? How can beautiful young boys grow into confident, compassionate, happy men?

Rob Sturrock discusses all this with Angela Priestley on Zoom. 

This is a FREE event. Or you can select an Event+Book combo ticket for $29.99. The Zoom meeting details form part of your ticket, emailed to you after registration. 

About the Book

A book from the front lines of modern fatherhood.

Welcome to Rob Sturrock's journey into parenting. Since the birth of his daughter, Rob has been passionate about being an active and present father, but this hasn't always been straightforward. Struggling with stereotypes, judgement, identity and isolation while on parental leave, Rob has tried to balance supporting his wife and young children with the societal expectation of being a breadwinner for his family.     With the arrival of his son, a new set of anxieties was born. In today's climate, how do you raise a boy? The roar of the #MeToo movement has meant that men have had to learn to listen, and to confront their masculinity and what it means to be a man. 

Through extensive research and interviews with dads doing it differently - including Tony Sheldon, Adam Liaw and Bernie Shakeshaft - Rob Sturrock explores a new era of fathering that balances strength and vulnerability, allowing men to voice their insecurities and uncertainties, and encouraging them to truly cherish their families.    Man Raises Boy is at once an insightful and necessary call to arms for all new fathers, a guiding hand in the maze of love, guilt, anxiety and joy in fatherhood - and an ordinary dad's beautifully moving love letter to his son.     'Raw, inspiring and brutally honest. If you have a son, read this book.'  - Madonna King, bestselling author of Fathers and Daughters. 

About the Author

Rob Sturrock is an author and working father. He has written widely about his experiences of being a working dad and juggling the responsibilities of home and work. Rob has been published online in Women's Agenda, Mamamia and Circle In, as well as in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Huffington Post. Rob has also appeared on all national television networks to talk about his views on fatherhood and is considered a leading voice in parenting debates.

About the Moderator

Angela Priestley is the founding editor of Women’s Agenda, a daily news publication covering politics, leadership, career, tech, business and climate from the female perspective. She is also the co-founder and CEO of Women’s Agenda’s parent company Agenda Media, a fast-growing independent news media organisation. As the mother of three young boys, Angela acquired Women’s Agenda while on parental leave in 2016 and now runs her businesses with a team of passionate and talented individuals in a flexible work environment.

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