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With so much confusion about the role of men in our society, it's no wonder so many parents and teachers are at a loss about how to bring up boys. Our culture has vilified masculinity, and as a result boys are suffering. Parents, teachers, and others involved in shaping the character of boys have many questions. In Bringing Up Boys, Dr. James Dobson, America's most trusted authority on family issues, tackles these questions and offers advice and encouragement based on a firm foundation of biblical principles. Bringing Up Boys is a must-read book for parents, teachers, social workers, youth leaders, and counselors--anyone involved in the challenge of turning boys into good men.

©2001 James Dobson, Inc. (P)2001 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

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Great book

Having an energetic young boy, this books helped me see how wonderfully normal he is despite what others say! We have held our ground to not squash our son's beautiful spirit that will make him a successful and healthy man someday! Definitely read this book if you have a boy who began climbing the furniture as soon as he could walk!!

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As always, another excellent book by Dr. Dobson. Sent a copy to my daughter. Bringing up my grandson.

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Thank God it’s not too late

I ordered the hard copy of this book several years ago. But never read it due to the business of life until, in a desperate moment of panic I realized as a single parent with 4 boys I was unprepared to handle this stage of their lives. Not knowing where to turn, I cried out to God. I remembered that I had Bringing Up Boys by Dr. Dobson and quickly pulled it off the shelf. But where would I find the time. I work full time to include one weekend a month, the kids and the house keep me running. But just a week ago, a dear friend of mine suggested audiobooks. What a Godsend!!! I was able to get thru this book in 4 days and I even listened to some chapters more than once. Although some of what Dr. Dobson said was painful and often frightening it was right on point and I realized that if I don’t stand up and fight for my children the results will be devastating. I believe this book is not only for parents of boys but everyone should read it. What our society has intended for our youth is heartbreaking and the enemy is coming for them full force. Parents need this information and the rest of the population can benefit greatly from what Dr. Dobson has to say about our children’s growth, how to understand, and support healthy upbringing in our youth after all, parents are not the only ones who interact with children. I’m just saying this amazing and timeless book is for everyone. Thank you Dr. Dobson and focus on the family.
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I would highly recommend this to ALL fathers

I would highly recommend this book to All fathers and mothers. Very very helpful for me as a new father

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Good advice

This book is full of great and practical advice. So often we think we are doing our kids a favour by giving in to certain things, when in reality we are making the wrong decision. I wish I had read this book ten years ago; however, I can still use many of these principles now in my pre-teen.
Great book that opened my eyes to so many things! Thank-you Dr. Dobson!

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Great knowledgeable resource

I enjoyed learning about raising children in today's society and found myself applying this knowledge immediately in life and in my classroom.

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Good Practices

Dr. Dobson has written this book so anyone can understand the ideas he has researched and practiced over the years. He focuses on principles based upon Christian values. Being involved in your boy's life, homeschooling, "tough love", and channeling their abundant energy. Much of his experience comes from his involvement in Focus on the Family. A Christian based organization focusing on marriage, parenting and families.

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  • Jose G
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  • 07-22-18

Much More Than I Expected

This book will challenge you in your parenting but it will also challenge you in your life. I recommend it if you are a parent, grandparent, or even if a family member that you love have boys. This is not an instructions book, he doesn't offer a formula or steps to bring up boys; instead, he goes back to the basics and challenge you to do what is right.

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highly recommended

for anyone with a son, grandson, nephew.
it's an amazing book, keeps to biblical truths.

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Eye opener!

This book hits the head on the nail about the struggles our kids face in today's godless culture and gives great advice that will help you kids, not just boys.

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  • Somesh De Swardt
  • 01-10-17

Interesting but bigoted

Although the author mentions some good points. Most of the book is from a religious Christian perspective. Which clearly is fundamentalist and discriminatory. Yes there are bad homosexuals, but then there are also bad christians too. The perspective seems narrow and really only applicable to a Christian perspective. If you want a deeper more heart cantered perspective look elsewhere.

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