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Boys Should Be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons


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Boys Should Be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons

What are little boys made of? It used to be frogs, snails, and puppy dog tails, but today it is MTV, ADD, and STDs. So how do parents raise their sons to be respectful and responsible young men despite a toxic culture that relentlessly undermines masculine virtues such as moral strength, self-restraint, and respect for women? By letting boys be boys. Dr. Meg Meeker, bestselling author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, follows up her success with Boys Should Be Boys--a guide for parents on how to raise a strong son in these turbulent times. Taking readers on a journey from boyhood to manhood, Boys Should Be Boys delves into the mind, heart, and spirit of boys, showing parents how they can make a difference between the boy their son is and the man he will become. "Boys will be boys"--Dr.Meeker shows why it is not just an expression, it's a necessity.

From the Inside Flap Let Boys Be Boys Boyhood used to be a time of freedom and fun--of catching bullfrogs, playing tackle football, and roaming the woods--but not anymore. Rambunctious, high-spirited boys--healthy boys--nowadays face an increasingly hostile world that doesn't value the unique gifts of boys, that discounts their masculine virtues, and that undermines what boys need to become mature, confident, and thoughtful men. In Boys Should Be Boys, Meg Meeker, pediatrician and author of the critically acclaimed Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, unlocks the secrets of what parents can do to restore some of the magic of boyhood and help their son become the man they want him to be. In Boys Should Be Boys, Dr. Meeker reveals:

* Why the most important factor in shaping your son's behavior isn't "peer pressure" (it's you)

* How to preserve your son's innocence (and why it's essential to help him grow up)

* Why boys need less, not more--whether it's computer games, organized sports, or lessons

* How to talk to your son--the pitfalls that moms and dads face

* Why it's not normal for teenage boys to be moody and rebellious

* Why teaching your son about virtue isn't an option, it's a necessity

Full of practical advice and examples from her own medical practice of more than twenty years, Dr. Meg Meeker reminds moms and dads that there is no greater blessing--and no greater responsibility--than raising healthy, strong young men. In Boys Should Be Boys, she shows you how.

Paperback 0.65" H x 7.98" L x 5.34" W (0.49 lbs) 287 pages

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