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Preparing Sons to Provide for a Single-Income Family
In today's world of two-income families, preparing a son to provide for a single-income family seems an overwhelming task. Christian parents will find it helpful to have a purpose and plan as they raise sons who will one day be responsible for supporting a family. Steve Maxwell presents the groundwork for preparing your son to be a wage-earning adult. He gives practical ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Communication Concepts, Inc.
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4 stars. This book helps teach sons how to develop a heart to provide for their homes. It book cautions against allowing appetites to develop which will essentially be a waste of time and not provide value to the family. One of the things they mention is team sports. Sometimes cited as a way for children to learn to work hard with others, Maxwell explains children can develop these skills by working with siblings to develop teamwork, and by helping with home repair to develop working hard. The ...more
I really like the Ideas in this book... but, some of the ideas may be considered "extreme". I'm sure I'm not going to be able to strickly adhere to some of the suggestions he makes. the over all idea of the book, of teaching your boys, starting from the time the are very young, to learn a variety of skills and also not to have expensive hobbies and "passions" that require extra income beyond the daily needs of a family is definitely worthy of consideration for me in preparing my sons for adult ...more
Like us, the Maxwell's are a homeschool family. And since we have three sons, my interest in this book was from a practical "how-to" standpoint. But Steve Maxwell also answered the "why" question in this book. It was a very helpful book and gave me some things to think about.
Steve Maxwell, father of eight and grandpa to four, has been a homeschooling dad since 1985. His five home-school graduate sons are now wage-earning adults. He has been writing monthly articles for homeschooling dads since 1990. Steve, who has a degree in electrical engineering, spent twenty years working for “corporate America.” He then started a family business, Communication Concepts, Inc. ...moreMore about Steven Maxwell...