As a children's pastor, I find this to be a helpful resource when guiding parents whose children struggle with gender identity issues. Those who do not share the book's underlying assumptions will view it otherwise, but as a Christian committed to sexual norms as defined by the Scripture, not culture, I found this book to touch on the many possible influences of developing sexuality. Contrary to some of the reviews here, the book is gentle and compassionate in dealing with the difficult situations parents find themselves in, wanting to direct their child to healthy sexuality without damaging their child.
In this book, you will find a brief overview of the multiple contributors to the development of male homosexuality and how parents can create environments that affirm a child's sexual identity as male or female.
Finally, the best recommendation that I could pass on is that Dr. James Dobson recommends this book to his readers in his book "Bringing Up Boys." If you find Dr. Dobson's counsel and experience reliable, then this would be an excellent resource for you.
The ideas behind this have been fully discredited by every medical and psychological society. This treatment increases shame, humiliation, rejection, depression, suicidal thoughts, but does zero to change a child's sexual orientation. Love your child more than you love your intolerant religion, please. For your childs' sake.
The material in this book will not prevent homosexuality. God made every one of us special and unique. Attempting to prevent something as simple as what sex gives you butterflies WILL damage your child and can drive them to things such as depression and potentially suicide. EricJames Borges recently completed suicide because of years of being told he was wrong by peers and FAMILY. Let's change the future for our children and love and accept them as children of God and love them as nothing less.
Dr. Nicolosi is to be commended for his ongoing work with men suffering from same gender attraction, and for sharing his clinical experience with parents. A largely misinformed public will appreciate learning what causes homosexuality, what parents can do to avoid it, and how politics has trumped known science within the APA and the therapeutic community. What an eye-opener! This book should be given as a gift to every new parent.