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Tyndale House Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys

After reading Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boy, you'll have a rich understanding of the role development plays in the life of a boy from birth through college. All stages and phases of development are covered - emotional, physical, biological, and spiritual. The book contains helpful sidebars addressing specific topics to discuss with your son such as sex, drugs, homosexuality, pornography, and masturbation. Each chapter ends with a section called "Putting It into Practice" that gives practical directions on how to successfully interact with boys at each respective level of development. Paperback.
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Review 1 for Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys
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Great book for parents of boys.

Date:July 16, 2012
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Jodie
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Book is a good resource for parents of boys.
Good overview of issues boys and parents face.
Good breakdown of ages and stages that boys go through.
Covers birth to age 22.
Highly recommend this book.
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Review 2 for Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys
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A great book to reference as your boys grow!

Date:November 3, 2010
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I used Wild Things as a discussion book this last summer. Around a dozen moms were so hungry for some help understanding their little men.
Dad's role, Mom's role, Rites of passage, the breakdown of what to expect from age 2 to age 22... from your explorer(age 2 to 4) to your warrior(age 18 to 22)... this book helps give perspective and patience as you raise that little boy that will become a grown man:) ps. Addressed healthy emotional growth too.
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Review 3 for Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys
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Date:September 17, 2010
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steffanie
Wild Things is about boys and a little about men too. It is a book that helps parents, mothers in particular, to understand their little and big guys. Mr. James and Mr. Thomas explain The Way of a Boy, The Mind of a Boy, and The Heart of a Boy. They are therapists working with men and boys as well as dads to boys. The style of writing is engaging and the book is full of funny stories. Wild Things should be a must read for parents of boys, I enjoyed it that much. In a time where our society try and make men irrelevant and boys behave like girls there could be no better time to get this book. I loved the insight these men provided to me as a mom and wife. At the end of each chapter there are tips to summarize ways to love and understand your boy better. "The truth is, boys don't need to be tamed-they need to be understood, loved, challenged, and encouraged." ~from back cover
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Date:May 29, 2009
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Virginia Heinrich
Bought for my son and son-in-law to use with their sons, only time will tell but I think if they follow the advice in the book and pray alot for their boys, they will be wise men with godly sons.
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Date:April 15, 2009
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Sandy Jacobson
Being a grandmother of 3 boys....and mother of one, I was so excited about this book. We have spent too much time wanting to tame the boys of our lives
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Date:January 26, 2009
I have been reading "Wild Things" and being the mother of 3 boys myself I am very impressed by what I have read so far. The book is broken down into different age groups of boys and I have Stephen in The Lovers group (5-8 years) and Philip in The Individual group (9-12). They nailed Stephen to a tee and Philip is pretty close (he is also not your typical boy). Each age group is then broken into:1) The Way of a Boy2) The Mind of a Boy3) The Heart of a BoyAnd then there is a Hot Topics section toward the back and I don't agree with everything in the Hot Topics section, but that would be why they are Hot Topics, right? The only thing I have personally disagreed with so far is that "Love and Logic" is recommended by the authors and I don't agree with Love and Logic methods. So like most parenting stuff out there, you have to take some of it with a grain of salt. But overall these guys got it right, especially when it comes to helping you understand your sons by breaking them down into age groups and heart, mind and behavior. I would recommend this book - I'm actually considering putting together a mom's book study on it because I think it is so beneficial.
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