Timberdoodle Review: Raising Real Men by Winecup Christian Academy

Platforms: Book
Release Date: 2010
Genre(s): Parenting
Publisher(s): Great Waters Press
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Timberdoodle Review: Raising Real Men by Winecup Christian Academy

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Review by Winecup Christian Academy

Timberdoodle Review: Raising Real Men

Raising Real Men – Surviving, Teaching and Appreciating Boys by Hal and Melanie Young, is a must read for all Christian parents of boys.  It was named 2011 Book of the Year by the Christian Small Publishers Association.

I wish I had known about this book years ago. As a bonus, I liked that the family homeschooled, but even if they hadn’t I would still love this book.  It covers all aspects of raising boys, in a biblical context.  I only have three boys, but the authors have six! In my mind, that qualifies them to at least give advice to other parents about raising boys.

Some things that are covered are reasons why boys do what they do, why they play rough or play act “violence.”  Also, it covers raising boys to be leaders, good stewards financially, how to be gentlemen in today’s feminist world and so much more.  Discipline and toy guns are discussed too.  I have known for years that boys are just wired differently, but this book was a great reminder for me on many fronts.

The book is divided in to two parts – Part One: Virtues in the Rough and Part Two: Civilization for the Tough.  Both contain much helpful information and many anecdotal stories to make points.  I like that in a book.  I also like that at the end of each chapter there are notes with references to scripture.  Awesome.

Aside from the homeschool chapter, my favorite chapter was “KP Isn’t Women’s Work.”  It addresses all the things boys can do around the house to help out.  I have to say that I have heard more than once in my household, “That’s women’s work!”  It was my husband who uttered those words, albeit usually jokingly, but I can’t help but think that he believes it deep down. I took great pleasure in reading aloud to him many parts of this book.

There are many days in my life of raising boys that I have wanted to pull my hair out! I like that Melanie Young can relate to me!  The humor in this book is much appreciated and I chuckled out loud more than once.  Especially in the Love and War Chapter where discussing where babies come from came up with a five year old.  I don’t know for sure if it was supposed to be funny, but I cracked up at “Can I see it?” Read the book to get the whole story!

Raising Real Men retails for $15.00, but you can get it for $12.75 at Timberdoodle.  Also available from Timberdoodle is the audio version for those of you that like to listen to books, for only $21.00.

Publisher’s Information
Author: Hal & Melanie Young
Pages: 253
Binding: Softcover
Copyright: 2010
ISBN: 978-0-9841443-0-3
Publisher: Great Waters Press
Printed In: USA

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.  Be sure to go “Like” Timberdoodle at Facebook.  Also, as parents of boys you should also check out some outdoor learning options for boys HERE.  IF you’d like to request a free catalog from Timberdoodle, click HERE.


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