Boys Should Be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons

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Boys Should Be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons

Format:  Paperback,

287 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: May 2009

ISBN-13: 9780345513694

ISBN-10: 034551369X

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In Boys Should Be Boys, one of our most trusted authorities helps parents restore the delights of boyhood and enable today's boys to become the mature, confident, and thoughtful men of tomorrow. Boys will always be boys-rambunctious, adventurous, and curious, climbing trees, building forts, playing tackle football, and pushing their growing bodies to the limit as part of the rite of passage into manhood. But today our sons face an increasingly hostile world that doesn't value the high-spirited, magical nature of boys. In a collective call to let our boys be boys, Dr. Meg Meeker explores the secrets to boyhood, including
- why rules and boundaries are crucial-and why boys feel lost without them
- how the outdoors is still the best playground, offering the sense of adventure that only Mother Nature can provide
- the essential ways to preserve a boy's innocence (and help him grow up)
- the pitfalls moms and dads face when talking to their sons
- why moody and rebellious boys are not normal-and how to address such behavior
- how and when the "big" questions in life should be discussed: why he is here, what his purpose is, and why he is important
Parents are blessed with intuition and heart, but raising sons is a daunting responsibility. This uplifting guide makes the job a little easier.

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: May 2009
ISBN-13: 9780345513694
ISBN-10: 034551369X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 287
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.34 x 0.65 x 7.98

Chapter outline

Introduction: The Seven Secrets to Raising Healthy Boysp. 1
Boyhood under Siegep. 5
Bucking Peer Pressurep. 19
Bullfrogs and Race Carsp. 29
Electronic Mattersp. 51
Does Testosterone Drive Cars?p. 75
Encouragement, Mastery, and Competitionp. 87
A Mother's Sonp. 105
The Difference a Dad Makesp. 145
The Forgotten Step from Boyhood to Manhoodp. 165
The God Factorp. 183
How Then Shall we Teach Them to Live?p. 203
Ten Tips for Making Sure You Get It Rightp. 225
Bibliographyp. 249
Special Thanksp. 265
Notesp. 267
Indexp. 275

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In Boys Should Be Boys, one of our most trusted authorities helps parents restore the delights of boyhood and enable today’s boys to become the mature, confident, and thoughtful men of tomorrow. Boys will always be boys–rambunctious, adventurous, and curious, climbing trees, building forts, playing tackle football, and pushing their growing bodies to the limit as part of the rite of passage into manhood. But today our sons face an increasingly hostile world that doesn’t value the high-spirited, magical nature of boys. In a collective call to let our boys be boys, Dr. Meg Meeker explores the secrets to boyhood, including

• why rules and boundaries are crucial–and why boys feel lost without them

• how the outdoors is still the best playground, offering the sense of adventure that only Mother Nature can provide

• the essential ways to preserve a boy’s innocence (and help him grow up)

• the pitfalls moms and dads face when talking to their sons

• why moody and rebellious boys are not normal–and how to address such behavior

• how and when the “big” questions in life should be discussed: why he is here, what his purpose is, and why he is important

Parents are blessed with intuition and heart, but raising sons is a daunting responsibility. This uplifting guide makes the job a little easier.

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