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Mothers & Sons: Raising Boys to Be Men

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How can mothers help rambunctious little boys grow up to be well-adjusted adults? What kind of goals should they have for raising their sons? Are there skills mothers can learn that will make child rearing more enjoyable? "Mothers and Sons, "available for the first time in mass market, answers these and other questions with reliable and effective counsel.
Family therapists
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by Fleming H. Revell Company (first published August 1988)
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Apr 14, 2011 Kameron rated it it was ok
While there were some good facts about the stages of development (physical, sexual, emotional, moral, etc.) for boys, I found this book to be just okay. It is extremely dated (1988) and needs to be updated in order to be more relevant for present moms of boys. She quotes Dr. Spock several times which made some of her points seem out-of-touch with reality for me. I did not like how she would explain the natural order of things (i.e. boys lashing out at their moms when they are going through puber ...more
Feb 07, 2013 Dana rated it it was ok
This book lacked a lot for me. For a Parenting book by a Christian author, It had a huge focus on morality and no focus at all on the Gospel. I enjoyed the history in the 1st chapter, The mothers behind successful men. Especially the stories of Winston Churchill's mother and John and Charles Wesley's mother. Chapter 9 had some good things to say about savagery or the lack of competition in our society these days and the importance of romance in the form of arts and creativity in a son. The last ...more
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Apr 19, 2015 Debs Taylor rated it really liked it
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This is the second time I have read through the book. I found this book very useful and lots of the information was new to me, even though I would have to say it is quite dated. I particularly liked the explanation of the developmental stages of boys and how that relates to me as a mother, as that was what I was struggling with most when I picked it up. I discovered the book after listening to a recorded interview with Jean Lush on Focus on the Family. Sometimes I did feel it was more informativ ...more
May 25, 2009 Becky rated it it was ok
I was expecting more out of this book than I got. I found it to be more psychobabble than actual, useful advice for raising a son.
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