The author gives Scripture and words of wisdom for parents of "tweens" and addresses the issues that are of much concern for Christian parents who want to raise children in the "nuture and admonition" of the Lord. It is a huge challenge protecting and teaching children to make right choices and view the world from a Biblical prespective. This book is an effective and helpful tool.
This is one of the best books on raising boys that I have ever read. It covers everything I have wondered about. I'm so glad I read this book in time to change the way I am approaching some "becoming a man" topics. It also opened my eyes to see how the world is teaching my sons verses how God wants them to be.
Six Ways to Keep the Good in Your Boy is more then just a book about parenting boys. This book is filled with ways to be a better parent as well as how to help your son grow up well adjusted.
The author, Dannah Gresh and her husband, Bob Gresh, write this book to help parents understand their sons better. As boys grow older their needs change and parents have to learn how to meet those changing needs.
The first part of the book is the informative part. It is about what makes a male a male. It helps explain why they react the way they do. It is helpful to understand this information before moving on to the real meat of the book that the title mentions, the six ways to help your son as he grows up.
The first and easiest way is to make sure they get outside playtime. You may think that only little ones need this. The Gresh's do a great job of explaining how this physical play helps boys grow emotionally, physically and mentally. The other five ways are easy to understand and easy to follow through with.
I liked how the husband had his parts that he spoke up on to give the reader a man's point of view. I enjoyed reading it but wish there had been more then the six areas. If they had filled the book with less beginning information they could have had more specific points to help guide your sons into adulthood. Overall it was a good book to learn about helping your sons grow up into good men.
I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based solely on my opinion of what I read.