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Boyhood used to be a time of freedom and fun--of catching bullfrogs, playing tackle football, and roaming the woods--but not anymore. Rambunctious, high-spirited boys--healthy boys--nowadays face an increasingly hostile world that doesn't value the unique gifts of boys, that discounts their masculine virtues, and that undermines what boys need to become mature, confident, and thoughtful men. In Boys Should Be Boys, Meg Meeker, pediatrician and author of the critically acclaimed Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, unlocks the secrets of what parents can do to restore some of the magic of boyhood and help their son become the man they want him to be. In Boys Should Be Boys, Dr. Meeker reveals:
* Why the most important factor in shaping your son's behavior isn't "peer pressure" (it's you)
* How to preserve your son's innocence (and why it's essential to help him grow up)
* Why boys need less, not more--whether it's computer games, organized sports, or lessons
* How to talk to your son--the pitfalls that moms and dads face
* Why it's not normal for teenage boys to be moody and rebellious
* Why teaching your son about virtue isn't an option, it's a necessity
Appreciated the advice and insight given in the book. Bought a hard copy to pass on to friends.Published 17 days ago by H. Johnson
Simplistic, holistic approach to raising boys. Teaches fathers a thing or two about themselves and ultimately gives great perspective on parenting. Great book!Published 2 months ago by Kim
Great book. Good insight into raising boys and how they learn and grow.Published 3 months ago by worried parent
Every parent should read this when your children are babies - very helpful in older - can apply to grandparents as we are!Published 3 months ago by Dave A. Welter