Do you have a son or two or ten? by Life in the Tribe

Platforms: Book
Release Date: 2010
Genre(s): Parenting
Publisher(s): Great Waters Press
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Do you have a son or two or ten? by Life in the Tribe

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Do you have a son or two or ten?

If you answered yes to that question, then you need to read this post! I am a mom to two sons. And when my oldest son was a baby and toddler, oh, how he delighted me with his smile, his giggles and his “boyness”. Then he became a preschooler and well, I was an experienced teacher of preschoolers. I knew the love of dirt, dirt and hey, even more dirt.

However, something odd happened. My cute, little delightful son  turned into a boy. A 9 year old boy who was suddenly determined to test all the boundaries, climb every tree and take dominion over everything from my kitchen to the van. Thankfully, I could still count on the dirt.

When Timberdoodle provided the opportunity to read Raising Real Men by Hal and Melanie Young, I grabbed it. I am familiar with the Youngs and knew they were the parents of a boy or six. If someone could help in my journey to understand and mother my sons better, it would be the Youngs. What a blessing to be able to gain wisdom from those who are ahead of you on the journey!

At the end of the day, I often struggled with feeling like I had failed being the mom my sons needed. I knew that boys were different from girls and that I couldn’t hold them to the same standards but it was so frustrating. From chores to math I sometimes felt that we were both beating our heads against the wall. Not the picture I had of motherhood when I held that bundle of blue so many years ago.  Raising Real Men was so refreshing to read, so helpful in its practicality and so simple that I wasn’t overwhelmed with information. The Youngs do not have page after page of psychobabble. They are real parents who have been down the road with real boys that have become real men.

In Raising Real Men, the Youngs cover a multitude of topics that really hit home. Boys need to conquer, take risk and push themselves. They need to develop that boldness that will one day make them warriors for Christ. We don’t need to hold them back in fear but provide opportunities to face new experiences.  Responsibility needs to be developed and as he shows maturity and ability, you need to give more responsibility. One day he will be a leader in his home, workplace, church and community. Are you preparing him to meet those demands?

The Youngs cover everything from school, chores, play to stewardship, love and leadership. What I absolutely loved was that they back it all up with Scripture. These are not random ideas or suggestions. The Youngs have parented their boys diligently and have sought out Scripture to guide them and guide their sons. It provides a balanced, practical help when you are in the midst of a struggle in parenting and need someone to help guide you to a solution, help you gain wisdom all balanced on the Word.

Want to take a closer look at Raising Real Men? Even read a sample chapter? You can head over to Timberdoodle and check out Raising Real Men. You can purchase Raising Real Men by Hal and Melanie Young for $12.75 from Timberdoodle!

Timberdoodle provides other resources that could be a help to you as your parent your sons so you might be interested in Boy Friendly Outdoor Learning and other Parenting Helps. Don’t forget that Timberdoodle offers a wide range of products so browse through their catalog; I love to add to my wish list!

Legal Disclosure:
As a member of Timberdoodle’s Blogger Review Team I received a free copy of Raising Real Men in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.


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