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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2004

    Read this book along with others!

    This is a topic specific book. I enjoyed it and find the material to be very relevant to parenting my sons. However, with topic specific material, it should be supplemented with more general information in order to get a broader picture. Behaviors of boys (girls as well) are related to a great many variables. I recently learned that parents have a lot more influence than we often give ourselves credit for. I would suggest that you supplement 'Bringing Up Boys' with another important resource - 'Systemic Parenting: An Exploration of the Parenting Big Picture' (Gaskill). This fills in some of the gaps left open by Dobson - addresses many of those 'why' and 'how' questions not addressed in Bring Up Boys. Both books are very complimentary of the other and serve to help parents of boys be more effective parents.

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    Posted November 10, 2008

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