Mothers and Sons: Raising Boys to Be Men
ISBN 10: 0800786823 / 0-8007-8682-3
ISBN 13: 9780800786823
Publication Date: 2001
How can mothers help rambunctious little boys grow up to be well-adjusted adults? What kind of goals should they have for raising their sons? Are there skills mothers can learn that will make child rearing more enjoyable? Mothers and Sons, available for the first time in mass market, answers these and other questions with reliable and effective counsel.
Family therapists Jean Lush and Pam Vredevelt present guidelines for instilling self-control, maturity, and morality into a young boy's identity. Especially helpful are the descriptions of normal developmental and sexual phases of boys from infancy to the teen years and discussion on how to best handle the difficult issues of each stage. Special chapters for single moms and step-moms are included as well.
"Boys will be boys!"
So what does that mean? What behaviors should mothers expect from sons? And how can they help their rambunctious boys grow up to be well-adjusted men?
Here's a complete road map that shows what's ahead and helps you find your way on the journey with your son. Mothers and Sons will allay your fears with encouragement and practical insight for raising boys to be men. All moms, including stepmoms and single moms, will discover:
guidelines for instilling self-control, maturity, and morality
parenting principles used by moms of world-renowned leaders
answers to what's normal sexual development from birth to age sixteen, and how to best handle the difficult issues of each stage
creative ways to take the whining out of work
tips for keeping quarreling to a minimum
secrets on how hormonal phases of a mother's life influence parenting
Written in a compassionate, uplifting style, Mothers and Sons is the reliable and effective counsel you've been looking for on how to raise your boys to be their best.
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