Are you concerned about society's approach to the rearing and teaching of boys?
Do you KNOW what society is doing to our boys?
Get educated. Be aware. Learn how to be proactive in protecting your sons. Teach them how to be men. This book helps you do all that!
Received an ebook to review from Blogging for books.
Written by: Jantz and Gurian
Length: 221 pages
I actually enjoyed reading this book for the most part. I really did! Most books like this bore me to tears but this book kept me engaged and thinking. By the end of it I was thinking I should get my hubby to read this, in prep for when our son is in his early teens.
One section that made me think was this:
When talking about how boys and girls have different fight/flight responses the author pointed out that with boys in their fight response are often loud and physically active:
"A more effective approach may be to help him find healthy ways to work through his fight response, such as being physical with a punching bag.....or you might encourage him to go for a jog....he can then talk to you after he expelled his agitation. ..... Boys do a lot of emotional processing independently, without words...."
Did I appreciate everything in this book? To be honest, no. I totally skimmed the section on how to help your child in a school setting. My lad is homeschooled, my intention is to keep him home for a good few years yet. But I can see that section as being useful for parents who are needing to advocate for their sons within the public school system.. imagine... boys not being able to play ball at recess or having games of tag banned... it would be a hard thing...how do boys run off their energy??? Parents need to know how to advocate for their children.
That's what this book strives to do. To provide parents with ways to further their knowledge of their sons so that they can help them become the men they are supposed to be. Heroic providers for their families. The word HERO comes up alot!
My advice: if you have boys... get this book, help them discover some heros, help them become heroic. :)