I am not a huge fan of parenting books. It is not that I am a perfect parent, far from it. However, the ones I have read always seemed a bit unrealistic. It got to the point where I avoided said books any way I could. Then I got an email offering this book. I was intrigued...I sid Yes.
Raising Boys by Design by Gregory Jantz and Michael Gurian was not what I expected. The first part of the book spent a bit of time looking at how mens/womens brains worked. As I read what could have been a very dry section, I found myself very, very interested. The authors drew me in with their explanations. I started reading parts out loud to my wife. My daughter picked it up when I left it in the car and started reding it. She said it was very interesting. I learned things not only about my kids, but about myself as well. I started sharing parts of this section with others.
I guess you could say I liked it.
The second part of the book was a practical application of all that was discussed in the first part. Using the acrynom HERO, the authors provide a vision for parenting your son.
As they look at areas like character, sex, technology and other areas, the authors build a case for raising your son to be a hero.
I have to give this book 2 thumbs up. Why not pick up a copy today.
This book was provided for an honest book revciew by graf-martin and Waterbrook Press.