16 Jul 2015

Wild Boys and tough love

From Nine To Noon, 11:24 am on 16 July 2015

Helena Pastor portrait credit Simon Scott crop
Photo: Simon Scott.

Kathryn Ryan talks to Dutch-Australian writer about her book Wild Boys, which explores the challenges of 'tough love' from a mother's perspective and offers an intimate insight into reconnecting teenagers with their families and communities.

Helena Pastor wrote Wild Boys to shine a light on the difficulty she faced raising one of her four sons, the mistakes she made and how she learned to deal with challenges, ultimately by using tough love.