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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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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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Still relevant

A great encouragement to Parents raising boys, and a fresh look at some of the struggles we may not understand well.

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Amazing content, very helpful

Very glad about this audiobook, eye opening to help my 2 boys and very very good content.

Thank you Dr. Dobson

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This book is highly outdated

great loving message with religious, feminist truth/propaganda, Post modernists truth/propaganda. Extremely outdated, makes reference to Bill Cosby as a great father figure and WWF before they changed to WWE

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Homophobic and sexist

I was hoping a for a well researched book with advice, up to date evidence and well-substantiated arguments on this important topic. Sadly, Dobson's points - whilst seemingly sound at first listen - are totally undermined by his Christian agenda. His views on homosexuality are dangerous. His book is a thinly-veiled attack on feminism and comes across as petty and altogether self-serving. I listen to all of it; most of the time with my mouth open in horror.

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great!

this is such an eye opener to the world that we are living and raising our boys in. great book!

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  • Somesh De Swardt
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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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