Bringing up boys /

by Dobson, James C.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wheaton, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, c2001Description: x, 269 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 084235266X :.Title notes: $22.99 6-2002Subject(s): Parenting -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Boys -- Religious life
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Here's sensible advice and caring encouragement on raising boys from the nation's most trusted parenting authority, Dr. James Dobson. With so much confusion about the role of men in our society, it's no wonder so many parents and teachers are asking questions about how to bring up boys. Why are so many boys in crisis? What qualities should we be trying to instill in young males? Our culture has vilified masculinity and, as a result, an entire generation of boys is growing up without a clear idea of what it means to be a man.In the runaway bestseller Bringing Up Boys , Dr. Dobson draws from his experience as a child psychologist and family counselor, as well as extensive research, to offer advice and encouragement based on a firm foundation of biblical principles.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-269).

$22.99 6-2002

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgments (p. ix)
  • 1 The Wonderful World of Boys (p. 1)
  • 2 Vive la Difference (p. 9)
  • 3 So What Is the Difference? (p. 19)
  • 4 Wounded Spirits (p. 33)
  • 5 The Essential Father (p. 53)
  • 6 Fathers and Sons (p. 67)
  • 7 Mothers and Sons (p. 83)
  • 8 Chasing the Caterpillar (p. 99)
  • 9 The Origins of Homosexuality (p. 113)
  • 10 Single Parents and Grandparents (p. 131)
  • 11 "Let's Go for It!" (p. 147)
  • 12 Men R Fools (p. 161)
  • 13 Boys in School (p. 181)
  • 14 Predators (p. 199)
  • 15 Staying Close (p. 215)
  • 16 Disciplining Boys (p. 227)
  • 17 The Ultimate Priority (p. 245)
  • Endnotes (p. 259)

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Library Journal Review

As he has in past books (Life on the Edge, LJ 5/1/95), Dobson advises parents from his overtly conservative, Christian stance. A notable Christian activist, powerfully connected right-winger, and founder and president of Focus on the Family, he has written a work with seemingly good intentions: "If you are honest, trustworthy, caring, loving, self-disciplined, and God-fearing, your boys will be influenced by those traits as they age.... So much depends on what they observe in you." True enough. His underlying arguments, however, are peculiarly mean-spirited. Any outsider who threatens traditional family values comes under fierce attack. Most early feminists, for example, "were never married, didn't like children, and deeply resented men, yet they advised millions of women about how to raise their children and, especially, how to produce healthy boys." Dobson also avows that gays suffer from a "disorder." Clearly, the titular advice and encouragement serve Dobson's agenda. While this book is appropriate for certain religious collections, public librarians should exercise caution; there are Christian parenting titles (e.g., William Sears, M.D., & Martha Sears's The Complete Book of Christian Parenting and Child Care, Broadman & Holman, 1997) that don't polemicize and defame as does this. Douglas C. Lord, Connecticut State Lib., Hartford (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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