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Boys Should Be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising…

Boys Should Be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons

by Meg Meeker

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Mostly focused on how boys need to be taught self-control - control over their bodies, their emotions, their intellect.
As boys grow they face limits - toddlers realize that things are possible but they aren't coordinated
enough yet. So it is a process of growing into new powers and facing the limits of those powers.

The new powers are things like physical strength or intellect. The limitations help them confront and master their emotions. Self-control leads to perseverance, virtue, courage, integrity, etc.

Boys in nature for instance confront their relative powerlessness when confronted with nature's power - gravity posing danger, waiting out a forest fire or flood, etc. That facing of powerlessness can result in a humbling which leads to humility. ( )
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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 despite a toxic culture that relentlessly undermines masculine virtues such as moral strength, self-restraint, and respect for women? By letting boys be boys. Dr. Meg Meeker, bestselling author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, follows up her success with Boys Should Be Boys—a guide for parents on how to raise a strong son in these turbulent times. Taking readers on a journey from boyhood to manhood, Boys Should Be Boys delves into the mind, heart, and spirit of boys, showing parents how they can make a difference between the boy their son is and the man he will become. “Boys will be boys”—Dr.Meeker shows why it is not just an expression, it’s a necessity.
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A guide to raising boys discusses encouragement, spending time together, the role of outdoor activites, rules, virtue, and adressing important issues.

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