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What Your Son Isn't Telling You: Unlocking the Secret World of Teen Boys

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What Your Son Isn't Telling You provides a rare look at the secret lives of teen boys--a world characterized by loneliness and peer fear; one in which measuring up as a man means conforming to a code of always being a tough guy, never showing weakness, and never expressing true feelings. Too many boys feel the constant pressure to prove themselves in classrooms, on playing ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Bethany House Publishers (first published 2010)
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Mar 23, 2010 Laura rated it it was amazing
Authors: Michael Ross & Susie Shellenberger
Publisher: Bethany House
March 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7642-0749-5
Genre: Inspirational/parenting

WHAT YOUR SON ISN’T TELLING YOU is a guide to “Unlocking the Secret World of Teen Boys.” The book tells you what boys will be going through developmentally from the tweener years on up to their late teens, which is helpful, if you go into the strange and new world of raising sons with no experience with having male siblings (w
Stephen Escalera
Dec 21, 2010 Stephen Escalera rated it liked it
The world of teenage boys is certainly one of mystery. Many parents don't understand their teenage sons and many teenage sons don't understand themselves. I remember my teen years and I can say with 100% certainty that I'm glad I don't have to go through them again. Peer pressure, bullying, raging hormones and identity crises - more often than not, each of these and more are part of the journey to manhood.

In What Your Son Isn't Telling You, Michael Ross and Susie Shellenberger attempt to guide p
Steve Woods
Jun 13, 2012 Steve Woods rated it did not like it
If a person wants to know why we have such problems with our children during this period of their lives, this book provides a big part of the answer. Our culture is based of the Judeo Christian model that functions on the premise that there is something wrong with a person, and that needs to be rectified through the "grace" of some outside entity called God. This is a piece of magical thinking, a circularity since the God of Christian belief in the mainstream is so transparently a product of tho ...more
Abbie Riddle
Mar 21, 2010 Abbie Riddle rated it really liked it
What Your Son isn’t telling you, Michael Ross & Susie Shellenburger
I have two very young boys age 3 and 6…I was interested in reviewing this book as a mother and a youth worker. Although I know there is nothing new under the sun, I also acknowledge that our children face a myriad of things at younger ages. I was surprised at the scope and depth of this book in the issues it coversand it’s readability. It deals with so many issues and offers great biblical wisdom and insight into effectively
Dec 28, 2012 Yiya rated it it was amazing
I have no children (yet), but as a professor, I have worked in different grades, from junior high school to postgraduate. The effects a teacher can have in students are always there, but they are even deeper in teenagers. I've realized that this period of boy's lives is a turning point; they are in search for their identity and come to realize that growing up has consequences and responsibilities. I've been able to observe that many teen boys act tough, but their inside is quite different - frag ...more
May 10, 2010 Cafelilybookreviews rated it really liked it

If you are raising a son – you need this book.

The authors, Michael Ross and Susie Shellenberger, have combined their many years of experience (more than 50!) in working with teenagers. This book will show you how to get connected in three basic areas and open up a deeper communication with your son. This book combines emails and letters the authors have received from teenage boys, and lays bare the struggles our young men face. It also tells you what you can expect as your son reaches certain a
Amanda Logo
May 26, 2014 Amanda Logo rated it liked it
This book was so hard for me to read! I'm not sure I'm ready for these coming years with four sons, but I'll trust in God to lead and guide me. After all, He first trusted me to be their mom.
Terri Harr
Jan 21, 2012 Terri Harr rated it it was amazing
I got this book because I have a son who will be 13 in a matter of months. I do have an older son already grown and out of the home, but I wanted to be able to understand my younger son better than I did my older one. The whole learning from our mistakes and making better choices as we grow was my motivation.

This book is a great eye opener for parents into the world of a young man struggling to become a man while still dealing with things as a teenager. I think every parent, mom and dad, should
Sandy Sandmeyer
Jan 13, 2012 Sandy Sandmeyer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second time I've read this book and I highly recommend it to all parents of boys, regardless of their age.
Sandy Sandmeyer
Dec 21, 2011 Sandy Sandmeyer rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: parents of boys of any age
A wonderful book! I highly recommend this boy for ANY parent of a boy. Read this as soon as you can, don't wait!
Neil Munday
Aug 21, 2010 Neil Munday rated it it was ok
a simplistic attempt. starts good but deteriates into a simplistic christian "jesus can fix you"..
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Michael Ross is a native of Victoria, British Columbia. He served as a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces prior to being recruited as an undercover agent in the Mossad. While working for the Mossad, Ross was a “combatant,” a term designating an agent working under non-official cover.

He also operated as a case officer in Africa and Asia for three years, and was the Mossad’s counterterrorism liai
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