Boys Should Be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons

By Meg Meeker, MD
Read by Pam Ward

8.67 Hours 05/20/2008 unabridged
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In Boys Should Be Boys, one of our most trusted authorities helps parents restore the delights of boyhood and enable today’s boys to become the mature, confident, and thoughtful men of tomorrow. Boys will always be boys—rambunctious, adventurous, and curious, climbing trees, building forts, playing tackle football, and pushing their growing bodies to the limit as part of the rite of passage into manhood. But today our sons face an increasingly hostile world that doesn’t value the high-spirited, magical nature of boys. In a collective call to let our boys be boys, Dr. Meg Meeker explores the secrets to boyhood, including –why rules and boundaries are crucial—and why boys feel lost without them –how the great outdoors is still the best playground, offering the sense of adventure that only Mother Nature can provide –the essential ways to preserve a boy’s innocence—and help him grow up –the pitfalls moms and dads face when talking to their sons –why moody and rebellious boys are not normal—and how to address such behavior –how and when the “big” questions in life should be discussed: why he is here, what his purpose is, and why he is important Parents are blessed with intuition and heart, but raising sons is a daunting responsibility. This uplifting guide makes the job a little easier.

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Summary

Summary

In Boys Should Be Boys, one of our most trusted authorities helps parents restore the delights of boyhood and enable today’s boys to become the mature, confident, and thoughtful men of tomorrow. Boys will always be boys—rambunctious, adventurous, and curious, climbing trees, building forts, playing tackle football, and pushing their growing bodies to the limit as part of the rite of passage into manhood. But today our sons face an increasingly hostile world that doesn’t value the high-spirited, magical nature of boys. In a collective call to let our boys be boys, Dr. Meg Meeker explores the secrets to boyhood, including

–why rules and boundaries are crucial—and why boys feel lost without them

–how the great outdoors is still the best playground, offering the sense of adventure that only Mother Nature can provide

–the essential ways to preserve a boy’s innocence—and help him grow up

–the pitfalls moms and dads face when talking to their sons

–why moody and rebellious boys are not normal—and how to address such behavior

–how and when the “big” questions in life should be discussed: why he is here, what his purpose is, and why he is important

Parents are blessed with intuition and heart, but raising sons is a daunting responsibility. This uplifting guide makes the job a little easier.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“If you want to raise a boy you’ll be proud of, read Boys Should Be Boys.” Dave Ramsey
“Pam Ward reads this illuminating guide with gravitas. Her performance works…to drive home the point that boys need careful parenting to become functional, integrated, and fulfilled men…These helpful insights are nuanced and arresting, especially when compared to popular views that oversimplify and demonize boys. This is a comprehensive and intelligent resource for parents who feel insecure about their sons, their parenting, or both.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Meg Meeker MD

Meg Meeker, MD, has spent more than thirty years practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine and counseling teens and parents. She is a fellow at the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on the Advisory Board of the Medical Institute. A popular speaker and author, she works with the NFL Fatherhood Initiative and is a co-host of Dr. James Dobson’s program Family Talk.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 8.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English