Boys are different! But with pressure to be "gender neutral," many try to mold children into a one-size-fits-all model. Dr. Dobson explains why boys are the way they are, how to understand their emotional and physical development, and the best way to motivate them to become godly men.
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This book was affordable and I purchased an additional copy for a family member. I received my order with-in the same week I placed the order! This book will be a great addition to our family Christian resources.
Dr. Dobson's book was recommended by a friend, unfortunately I did not find it helpful. 80% book consists of discouraging statics about the state of families, the failure of mothers and (fathers) and boys who have been wronged and hopelessly ruined by their parents and society. When I bought and looked forward to reading this book, I was hoping to find some "time-tested" advice about how to guide and raise our son in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, instead I felt I was dragged through a mire of disheartening statistics.
I would say about 20% of the book does actually contain advice. It comes in two forms: Dr. Dobson's personal advice, which even as a conservative stay-at-home mom, I found much of it to be antiquated and out-of-touch with today's world, and even personally offensive at times. The redeeming portions are quotes that Dobson has included from the writings of other counselors and psychiatrists. Some of these quotes make up the majority of Dobson's chapters. The advice is good and helpful, but it is not written by Dr. Dobson. I'm very to sorry to say this book, which I had really hoped to find helpful was a great disappointment.
A lot of focus on what not to do and threats facing boys. I guess I expected more on what TO do and felt a bit disappointed. Mostly this book ignited anger over how as a society we are anti-male and boys always seem left out in preference to girls. As a mother of three boys, this made me angry in general. Which I suppose would be a good thing if I knew where to go from here with it. Insightful. Definitely changed my perspective and helped me to address issues differently to encourage masculine values. Would recommend.
The book, “Bringing up Boys” by James Dobson was insightful and intriguing. This book gave great insight into the way boys think and the reasons behind the way they act. Dobson’s book gives intriguing detail into the “boys will be boys” theory. The detail in the book about the way a boys’ brain is hard wired to think. James Dobson explains how we can teach our boys the qualities that we should be trying to instill in our young males. He explains the effects our society has on our young males. Societal factors such as divorce, homosexuality, absentee parents, and the view of demining masculinity. This book is full of meaningful tips on how to raise a boy in this nation with love and authority. It explains how the role of a mother affects a boy in one way while the role of a father is affects the same boy in a totally different way. A mother will tend to be more affectionate and attentive. A father will tend to be more of a disciplinarian and instructive. The father is more of a protector while the mother is more of a nurturer. This book is a good read for anyone that has a pre-adolescent or adolescent boy.
So far, this book has be incredibly insightful into why my almost four year old son is so beyond my comprehension most days. I haven't finished reading it yet so I can't rate it excellent, perhaps when I've finished I can rate it higher.
"Bringing Up Boys" was a gift to my daughter for Christmas. She has a one year old son, and has had questions about proper raising. The first thing that came to my mind was read the Bible. The next thing I thought of is Dr. James Dobson's classic. She has already begun to dig in and discover some wonderful truths. My daughter-in-law wants a version for girls; I know where to find it. I would highly recommend this book to others!
The book was quite scary, there is a lot of danger out there for our kids and I was freaked out by the statistics. I would have liked more focus on how we can better respond as parents to these issues, more specific examples of success.
Very helpful book that my daughter keeps on refering to for advices and even shares them with her psychologist husband who is not a beleiver.God bless our brother Dr Dobson, I pray that he lives up to 100 with brilliant brain in tact. we love him!
This book was good but not what I expected. It is very statistical and had a lot of hard true facts of how much boys need both their mother and father in their lives but very little direction on the act of raising boys.