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The Single Mother's Guide to Raising Remarkable Boys [Kindle Edition]

Gina Panettieri , Philip S Hall
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

As a single mother to a growing son, you take on many roles: coach, chef, cheerleader, buddy, housekeeper, teacher, disciplinarian, and nurturer.

The Single Mother's Guide to Raising Remarkable Boys helps you juggle all these roles with aplomb. You'll also learn how to help your son:

  • Succeed at school
  • Excel on the sports field
  • Find an appropriate male role model
  • Socialize and combat peer pressure
  • Deal with sex, drugs, and video games
Complete with resources and recommended strategies for every stage of a boy's life, The Single Mother's Guide to Raising Remarkable Boys helps you go it alone-and raise a happy, healthy, well-adjusted young man!

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About the Author

Gina Panettieri is president of Talcott Notch Literary Services, single mother of two sons and a daughter, and grandmother to two young fatherless grandsons she is helping her daughter raise. During her sons' teen years, Panettieri also cared for and helped raise other fatherless boys from her community. She has worked as a literary agent since 1988.

Philip S. Hall, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and licensed school psychologist and is the principle author of two nonfiction books on children, Educating Oppositional and Defiant Children and Parenting Your Defiant Child. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Montana. The majority of Dr. Hall's patients are fatherless families.

Product Details

  • File Size: 460 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1598694405
  • Publisher: Adams Media (January 1, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0047O2H9M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,457 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a parenting book that gets it right December 27, 2009
What a beautiful book! The Single Mother's Guide to Raising Remarkable Boys is one of the finest new parenting books that I have seen in a while. The balanced and accurate summary of parenting research is a breath of fresh air. The advice is sensible and well grounded in both research and the experiences of parents. The affirmation of single mothers and the wonderful children they raise is overdue. An engaging writing style also makes the book a good read.

The Single Mother's Guide to Raising Remarkable Boys resonated with me both professionally and personally. Professionally, I have three advanced degrees in behavioral sciences and most of my research has involved parenting and child development. On a personal note, my own mother raised three boys and two girls as a single mother for many years. From both the professional and personal perspectives I must say that these authors got it right!

I can't think of any parent who wouldn't benefit from the view of parenthood presented here.

David Cournoyer, Ph.D.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical, Relevant & Very Helpful July 16, 2008
This is an excellent book and the title tells you exactly where the author excels. Written for busy, stressed-out single mothers who are trying to understand (?) and raise boys --- this book is hugely helpful.

After a long time when there didn't seem to be any books for us single moms --- now there is hope. I highly recommend this book to any woman who is raising sons, especially pre-adolescents or adolescents.

I also recommend the book listed below, which is here on Amazon too.

Lauren Hodge
Apple Valley, California

I also highly recommend this book:
Raising Great Kids on Your Own: A Guide and Companion for Every Single Parent
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A never-ending Monday October 13, 2012
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I bought this book hoping that it would address the question of whether it is true that not having a father is as bad for a boy as our society likes to tell us. Recent research shows that the economic factors have much more to do with the boys' failure to thrive when raised by a single mother. Consequently, a competent mother with the right resources can be just as good if not better at raising a boy than two parents in a less-than-happy partnership. Although the author of this book attempts to cheer on the single moms she writes for, the tone of the book suggests that a single mother has many weaknesses to compensate for. But it is always better, I think, to act out of one's strengths instead of forever trying to identify and compensate weaknesses. This book has a disheartening undertow to its flow. I also think that its long chapter on the innate biological differences between boys and girls makes too big a deal out of them. A single mother needs to know that the society's preconceptions against fatherless boys are just as likely to hamper their success as anything else. I am still looking for a book that would do the hard thinking about the real needs of children, in traditional and less so families.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good suggestions February 18, 2011
By M.M.
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I am usually not a fan of pop psychology. However, this book provided some great tips for dealing with/approaching growing boys as a woman. it has been sort of invaluable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book March 8, 2013
By Julie
Format:Kindle Edition
Enjoyed the book, I'm currently raising a son and found the book very helpful in many ways. Thanks for sharing!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Real,down to earth practical advice March 16, 2014
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for women who have found themselves single and raising sons.filled with advice. encouragement,validation and practical resources to seek more help on specific issues.
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