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I'm Outnumbered!: One Mom's Lessons in the Lively Art of Raising Boys Paperback – July 2, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
Strong advice and practical tips fill the pages. One strong chapter is on communication. Groves emphasized the importance of dinnertime conversations as a family and one on one time with individual boys. I like that she included chapters on order and organization and teaching respect - unique topics not always addressed in parenting books. She also has a chapter where her sons answer questions and even words of wisdom for the single mom.
This book would be a great book to buy for that expectant mom who already had several kids. Also a good addition for church or community libraries or mom discussion groups.
Another great aspect of this book was the way it addresses so many seasons of raising boys. This isn't just for mothers of preschool boys, or mothers of teenage boys, or mothers whose boys have left home--it's for all the above. She included thoughts I've read before, ideas I've previously implemented with my boys, and many ideas I have never heard before and for stages of life I've not yet reached. This is a book that mothers can refer to again and again as the boys grow up.
I was so pleased to be able to review this book. I just have one son, but so much of what Laura Lee shared helped me to understand my little one and start to think about what to do when he gets older. It's tough being a mom of boys, but Laura Lee's honest approach and many doable ideas are inspiring. Her main focus is what God wants us as moms to do to be a great model to our sons. It is a great privilege to be the mother of a son and I really appreciate the insights that Laura Lee provides to moms for this great task. If you are a mother of one son or more, you will want to read this book.
I think this book would be helpful to any parent of boys especially. It is sprinkled with some humor and scripture which makes it a very enjoyable and interesting read. I liked it and am not even a parent but this book makes parenting sound like lots of fun! As I was reading, I kept thinking of different mothers I know who may benefit from reading this. Some general advice from I'm outnumbered! is to let boys be creative, don't let them hurt each other, don't play favorites, give them all a chance to be leaders and promote teamwork, treat them as individuals, love them no matter what they do or don't do, teach them manners by challenging them to be honorable like knights.
This book would make a great gift for parents of boys. I highly recommend this book and can't say enough good about it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This took much longer than I anticipated to get but the book is really good so I am ok. Thanks!Published 16 months ago by Tracy Cox
I'm the only woman in a house with 4 boys....way to much testosterone! Book really came in handy.Published 21 months ago by Mosol
I was bored by this read! Seems she really grieved not having a girl and talks about it over and over again. I was ready for a much deeper read.Published on July 20, 2012 by Micah D. Frey
This book was written especially for me. No, I'm not a mother of boys. I came from a family with two daughters and I bore two daughters in my own family. Read morePublished on December 3, 2010 by Lynnda Ell
I was really excited to get this book in the mail and picked it up to read. i was laughing as I was reading! Read morePublished on October 11, 2010 by Martha A.
I'm a mom of boys and the only female in my home. Sometimes I do feel outnumbered! While I don't have 4 boys, I do have two. Read morePublished on October 11, 2010 by Holly