- File Size: 155 KB
- Print Length: 46 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Homeway Press (March 23, 2012)
- Publication Date: March 23, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007OC4J2M
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #304,588 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Boys and Manners: 104 Things Your Boys NEED to Know Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I was really looking forward to learning something from this book, but struggled with the content due to its repetitiveness and minimal organization. Much of it read as if sentences had been cut-and-pasted from e-mail suggestions with very little editing. The formatting was also erratic -- but maybe that had something to do with Kindle? I don't know.
I think that this book would be most useful for parents who have not had good manners/parenting modeled to them. This is an important topic and I am disappointed that I didn't get more "take home" value, but since it was free, I got what I "paid" for.
Based on the title, I expected this book to be addressed to the parent. Instead, it's speaking to the boys...and from the writing style, it felt like I was reading something written in the 1950s. Not that proper manners have changed that dramatically, but cell phone usage and Internet etiquette are never mentioned at all. There was one reference to telephone use.
What turned me off most about this book was the way it talks about boys. For example:
"When a boy comes into the house, he is now a 'ladies world'....When he comes inside, he becomes a servant of the lady of the house."
"With one boy you have one brain. With two boys you have 1/2 a brain. with 3 boys you have 1/4 of a brain. With 4 or more boys there it no brain at all. I have 4 boys."
There are also issues with the editing and formatting.
This book was surprisingly written to the boy, though, not the parent. If you have a boy who is going to sit and read this, great, but really? I think manners are best learned through modeling and instruction anyway (the parents job) and I was expecting a tome on how to best encourage that in this world. Again, maybe it's just too common sense.
The book itself is divided into three parts: (1) 100 important things your boys need to know - a guide to boys and manners; (2) teaching boys manners - parents share their best tips and strategies; and (3) the rules of the house - parents share their most important household manners...
Part 1 - 100 things your boys need to know... is a list of 104 basic manners (with a short explanation of each or the reasoning behind it), divided into subcategories. The subcategories are (1) manners at home, (2) body manners, (3) manners with parents, (4) manners and your siblings, (5) talking manners, (6) manners for eating, (7) social manners, (8) manners at parties, (9) manners towards older people, and (10) manners from the heart. This list is great for the parent to read and review with the child, or to hand the child to read independently if they are old enough. It would also be easy to pick one a day (in order or at random) to focus and work on.
Part 2 - teaching your boys manners... is a compilation of parents' responses to the question "What advice would you give to other families who are trying to instill some better manners in their boys? What has worked for you? What tips and techniques actually help these things "stick"?". There are over 50 tips listed in response to this question.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not impressed. Seemed like common sense ideas about what should be taught, no innovative or fresh ways to impress them on boys in this day and age, and, maybe no a big deal, but... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Laurette Huckabay
Absolutely useless book. I'm glad I got it as a free download so I didn't waste any money but I wouldn't mind getting a refund for my time wasted reading.Published 9 months ago by Blue S
Just a laundry list some of which seems impractical for today's world. One parent even recommended spanking. Really? Aren't we we beyond these types of suggestions.Published on February 12, 2013 by Erica C
I recommend this book to anyone raising boys. The book is right that today's society doesn't require manners. I want to raise my boys with manners. Read morePublished on January 4, 2013 by Kim
This book is wonderful and very helpful. My son is autistic, and this book was recommended to me to be able to help him with his manners. Read morePublished on August 6, 2012 by Leggbreaker
I love this book. It is easily read and does keep the attention of non interested boys! It is an easy way to teach boys manners with out the "harping!"Published on June 4, 2012 by Jana Hager
Boys and Manner:104 Things Your Boys NEED to know, has excellent information and is worded in such away that it was easily understood by my son who is 13yrs. Read morePublished on May 6, 2012 by pforlifer
I was excited to come across a total list of important manners children need to learn. A particular rule may not apply to them right now, but when the situation does present... Read morePublished on May 6, 2012 by Jo
"Don't talk to someone in a rude way unless you are willing for them to speak back at you in the same manner. Read morePublished on April 19, 2012 by Rebecca of Amazon