What Your Son Isn't Telling You: Unlocking the Secret World of Teen Boys
Great intro book into the world of teen boys
Even though my son has not yet entered the teenage years, I found What Your Son Isn't Telling You, by Michael Ross and Susie Shellenberger, great preparation in Ã¢ÂÂunlocking the secret world of teen boys". Having been a teen girl at one time, I felt a bit more equipped when my daughter entered the teen years. However, I recognize that teen boys are entirely different creatures and the turbulent teenage years of boys were not going to look the same as girls.
Through discussion of topics such as the needs of teen boys, risk taking, anger and depression, potential battlegrounds, rejection of Christianity, and sexuality, the authors help parents reach and assist their teen sons though greater understanding. I found the numerous quotes of teen boys throughout the book to be especially helpful.
Ross and Shellenberger give parents a glimpse into issues that concern a teen boy the most, where the greatest challenges lie, strategies to walk along side your teen son, and how to keep the communication lines open. This is an excellent read for both moms and dads, even if your son has not hit the teen years yet. After reading What Your Son Isn't Telling You, I certainly feel better equipped for when I'll be mom to a teenage boy in a couple of years.
February 18, 2011
This book is a look inside the mind of a typical Christian teenage boy. The authors cover all of the teenage issues and offer sound, biblical advice on how to guide your teenage son through the difficult years of adolescence. The book includes many true stories and questions/comments that teenage boys have sent them.
If you have a son entering the teenage years this is a book I would recommend. However, if you have read other books on this topic, you may not find anything new here.
I have a teenage son who is really struggling and I was hoping to find help here. While there is some valuable advice here, most of it seems to be geared towards boys who have true saving faith. Just being raised in a Christian home does not mean that our sons have been converted and by the time they are teens they may have completely rejected our faith. If that is the case for your son, as it is with mine, there really isnÃ¢ÂÂt much help to be found in this book. Having read several other similar books, I didnÃ¢ÂÂt really find anything new in this one.
I must mention that I did receive a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.
January 4, 2011
Great insight for parents and children's ministry
We have a couple of preteen boys I've had some trouble connecting to as a Children's Ministry director. I got this book to potentially use as a foundation for a mentoring class (taught by a man). In reading through, I gained incredible insight about our guys and have really made huge strides in connecting with them. Read about one Sunday School class here: http://www.growingkidsministry.com/?p=2192
October 5, 2010
Excellent resource for anyone who deals directly with boys. Scriptural reference to backup each claim.
May 21, 2010