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Playing off the themes in the Caldecott Medal-winning children's book Where the Wild Things Are, this informative, practical, and encouraging guide will help parents guide boys down the path to healthy and authentic manhood.

Wild Things addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual parts of a boy, written by two therapists who are currently engaged in clinical work with boys and their parents and who are also fathers raising five sons. This book contains chapters such as "Sit Still! Pay Attention!", "Deficits and Disappointments", and "Rituals, Ceremonies, and Rites of Passage".

©2009 Stephen James and David Thomas (P)2016 Tantor

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"This worthy, engaging owner's manual on boys aged two to 22 is written from a reserved, supportive Christian perspective." ( Library Journal)

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Helped me understand my boys

As a single mom of two boys, this books was very helpful. I listened to it on audible and plan to buy a paperback copy to look through as they grow.

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Awesome book about raising boys

one of the best books I've read on raising boys. love the breakdown of ages and way its organized. highly recommend.

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Highly recommend for anyone raising a boy

My favorite book about raising a son. As a women who was raised in a home without boys, this was a much needed book. I love how he clearly touches on al the different stages and doesn’t over simplify and assume all boys are exactly the same. I cannot think of a subject he didn’t touch on. My husband is also listening to it amd is really enjoying it and even learning about himself. Thank you for touching on even the most difficult subjects that so many are embarrassed to speak of. I am sure this is a book I will listen to repeatedly.

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As a mom of two boys, one being 1.5 the other 3.5 years old I have to say this book is GOLD!! After I finished this book I shared it on social media to let the world know that this book is a fantastic listen/read. My husband listened to it shortly after me and the next thing I know he got us the paper back so that we could highlight our favorite parts! Highly recommended!

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A read for every mother and father with boys!

Filling your toolbox with tools to help raise your son, this book is the one!

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Excellent

One of the best books out there on this topic in my opinion. I like the exact guiding tips and the references and recommendations of other literature.

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Best parenting book I have read!

Very insightful and exactly what we needed to get on the right track with our wild boy.

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Most practical parenting book I’ve ever read

This book came highly recommended by a dear friend. I absolutely loved it and purchased the audible and printed versions. This is a book that my husband and I will read over and over again as we raise our three boys.

Highly recommend if you are looking for insight into your son(s) and extremely easy, practical ways to help them grow! Their lists at the end of each chapter are pure gold and make application so simple.

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Great for all with boys

This is a great work that brings in many different resources to help parents, teachers, coaches, youth workers, or anyone that interacts with boys.

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Great Book!

I really enjoyed the tips and advice from the authors. I would highly recommend this to any parent of boys!!

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Excellent, absolute gold!

As the father of 3 boys this has been a life changer for me. A wonderful blend of psychology, neuroscience, experience, wisdom as dads, counsellors and pastors. Performance was fantastic, humorous and warm, with feeling. I have already recommended to several other friends and will buy hard copy to refer to much in the future. Thank you.