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Bringing Up Boys

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12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Very Provocative Read

My wife and I found this book to be very informative especially for parents that are weary of the negative influences of our society. We are in a cultural war that started in the 60's with flawed theories about our roles in society. Some reviews here may claim that th...
My wife and I found this book to be very informative especially for parents that are weary of the negative influences of our society. We are in a cultural war that started in the 60's with flawed theories about our roles in society. Some reviews here may claim that this book is full of anti feminism, but honestly, it only illustrates how men and women were made differently thus causing us to behave differently. He clearly points out how experimental education models are not working today in our society and we should be wary of the attacks on those of us that just want to raise children with high moral values. If you want to raise boys that have respect for women and will contribute greatly to society, this book is for you. If you are liberal leaning and do not want to admit the problems caused by our societies attacks on moral values and social responsibility, this book may not be for you.

posted by Anonymous on June 28, 2004

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5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Okay but I felt even worse as a parent

Dr. Dobson was on the right track. In the beginning I felt wonderful having a boy and excited for the adventure. But then I got to the part where he mentioned things such as 2 parent families, working, etc. I felt down. Not what I chose, but making a way for my famil...
Dr. Dobson was on the right track. In the beginning I felt wonderful having a boy and excited for the adventure. But then I got to the part where he mentioned things such as 2 parent families, working, etc. I felt down. Not what I chose, but making a way for my family. I am a single parent, working a full time job. I am proud of that. I should not be discouraged that my son will be different because of that. I just felt that if you weren't the 2 family stay at home parent, you already had the problem. Dr. Dobson, be more encouraging for those that choose other paths.

posted by mom2jess on January 15, 2010

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  • Posted January 15, 2010

    Okay but I felt even worse as a parent

    Dr. Dobson was on the right track. In the beginning I felt wonderful having a boy and excited for the adventure. But then I got to the part where he mentioned things such as 2 parent families, working, etc. I felt down. Not what I chose, but making a way for my family. I am a single parent, working a full time job. I am proud of that. I should not be discouraged that my son will be different because of that. I just felt that if you weren't the 2 family stay at home parent, you already had the problem. Dr. Dobson, be more encouraging for those that choose other paths.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 11, 2011

    Mixed feelings

    All of the reviews about this book seem to be either 5 star or 1 star and I would like to give a middle of the road review. This book was a gift from a conservative cousin and I am quite a bit more liberal. Despite my trepidation about reading this book, which was based only on my knowledge of Dr. Dobson and Focus on the Family, I found there were some very good concepts in this book along with the things I did not agree with. Despite my personal feelings about Dr. Dobson's views on homosexuality (which I knew upon receiving the book I would not agree with) he makes some very good points about safe-guarding the emotional well-being of our boys and the importance of male role models. Overall I preferred Michael Gurian's "The Wonder of Boys", but frankly he makes similar arguments to Dr. Dobson simply from a less conservative/religious point of view. I think people with conservative leanings are more likely to enjoy this book, there are concepts in it that can be a difficult read for those of us that are more liberal.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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