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Bringing Up Boys by James C. Dobson
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Jul 05, 2011

really liked it

Though some of his language and anecdotes are a little dated, this is overall a very thoughtful book. I was hoping for more practical advice, though there are tidbits sprinkled throughout the book.

I don't think it deserves much of the negative criticism I read in some of the other reviews - he never says he "hates" anyone; there is very little discussion of punitive discipline and he balances any mention with the reminder to discipline in love; he does not think a woman is less of a mom if she chooses or is required to work during child-rearing years.

He draws certain conclusions that are a bit of a stretch but overall makes very good points about the kind of environment we are raising kids in today.
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