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Barbara

Woodstock, GA, USA

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  • Boys Should Be Boys

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Meg Meeker
    • Narrated By Pam Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (67)

    What are little boys made of? It used to be frogs, snails, and puppy dog tails, but today it is MTV, ADD, and STDs. So how do parents raise their sons to be respectful and responsible young men in a toxic culture that relentlessly undermines masculine virtues such as moral strength, self-restraint, and respect for women? By letting boys be boys.

    Eristic says: "Great guide for grownups"
    "Storytelling Does Not Match Audience"
    Overall

    The author uses storytelling from patient experience perspective or made-up scenarios to explain boy behavior and development. I feel the stories were unnecessarily long. The point could be described without the narratives. The storytelling tone and descriptions appear for teen or a child audience. Yet, this book is marketed for the adult parent. My only other concern with the book is the safety contradictions. I wish our world would allow for some of the physical and emotional milestones she promotes. And although the author acknowledges modern problems with sexual predators, abuse, school violence, etc., her scenarios often promote an idyllic landscape not in existence today. In general, the book provided some useful insight into how boys think and feel from her Mother/Pediatrician perspective.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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