He was president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity in , and currently serves as the chair of their communications and media committee.
Excellence in Children's Nonfiction Award Smiler…has written an insightful and engaging work that explores dating and sex in a nonjudgmental manner…Overall, this is a refreshing work that covers a number of pertinent issues body image, masturbation, sexual identity, etc.
A Guide for the 21st Century Teen Boy does a great job of presenting information about healthy relationships, sex, consent, puberty, and more in a friendly and fact-based way. Smiler is a therapist and researcher who specializes in male sexual development and relationships, and his extensive knowledge of and experience with his subject are evident throughout.
A Guide for the 21st Century Teen Boy is written especially for young men, it is filled with practical, invaluable wisdom for readers of all ages and both genders…Highly recommended, for public and school library collections, and a 'must-read' for teenagers everywhere. I've already shared it with friends' high-school aged sons and they all give it two big thumbs up!
A Guide for the 21st Century Teen Boy. It speaks honestly to boys in their own language without ever talking down to them. The content is inclusive of the wide spectrum of ways teen boys define and experience themselves, and the illustrations are engaging, clear, and useful. I highly recommend this book and am delighted to add it to my own classroom library of resources on healthy sexuality. Changing the Way We Talk to Teens About Sexuality, Values, and Health In a society saturated by either disinformation or mis sing information, it's more than just "refreshing" to finally have a book that lays it all out for guys.
Andrew Smiler's even-handed, judicious, and down-to-earth book will become the go-to book for teen guys—and those who love them. Have you ever had questions about changes to your body, how to ask someone for a date, how to decide whether to have sex, or how to be careful and considerate of your partner if you do have sex?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then this is the book for you. Andrew Smiler, a national expert on boys and their needs, Dating and Sex is a really cool, easy-to-read, and helpful book that will prepare you for the world of dating from now through your early adult years. Adolescent Fatherhood in America This is a wonderful book!
It should mandatory for all boys and girls would find it a good learning experience, too. It's right on target with the things boys want to know. They can be a tough audience to reach, and if any book has the chance to do so, this one does. Dating and Sex goes a long way towards sensitizing the reader to normal adolescent male development without making it scary or deviant. Parents may wish to read it as well to better understand the adolescent males in their life.
This is a great resource for psychologists and counselors, too. Smiler cleverly reminds us that the only thing changing is society's very narrow definition of a traditional male. This book helps the cause.
It's an eye opener for any parent. Teen boys will love this book because of its direct, no-nonsense approach, and parents will embrace it because it contains information that they may want to discuss with their teenage sons yet may be uncomfortable talking about. As a psychologist, I would suggest it to others to use in their practice with their clients and parents of clients. I actually would like to have a copy for my own pre-teen sons! Mona, PhD, chief consultant and director of clinical operations, Inclusivity Clinical Consulting Services As they enter the world of puberty, dating, sex, and romance, teenage boys are often confused or ill informed.
Smiler has astutely and judiciously anticipated the questions teenage boys have about becoming young men. Though geared toward boys, this book will prove critical for their parents and anyone else who cares for the sexual and romantic wellbeing of teenage boys. Smiler's extensive reading of the research literature on sexual and romantic development during adolescence, this is advice at its best.
Savin-Williams, PhD, professor of developmental psychology, Cornell University Issues of consent, gender roles, stereotypes, and the often-confusing and little-discussed emotions in boys' early sexual experiences add up to a substantive, thorough treatment of the topic.
As a psychotherapist who specializes in men's issues, I also highly recommend Dating and Sex: There are few books that are accurate, accessible, and fun to read. I recommend it highly to all.