5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Son

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From the cradle to college, tell your sons the truth about life before they believe the culture's lies. 

For parents with boys newborn to eighteen, 5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Son will be as much a part of the boyhood journey as those Legos you're still finding under the sofa cushions and the garage full of sports equipment. Award-winning youth culture commentator Vicki Courtney helps moms and dads pinpoint and prepare the ...

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Overview


From the cradle to college, tell your sons the truth about life before they believe the culture's lies. 

For parents with boys newborn to eighteen, 5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Son will be as much a part of the boyhood journey as those Legos you're still finding under the sofa cushions and the garage full of sports equipment. Award-winning youth culture commentator Vicki Courtney helps moms and dads pinpoint and prepare the discussions that should be ongoing in a boy's formative years. 

Fully addressing the dynamic social and spiritual issues and other influencers at hand, several chapters are written for each of the conversations, which are: 

1. Don't define manhood by the culture's wimpy standards; it's okay to be a man! 

2. What you don't learn to conquer may become your master. 

3. Not everyone's doing it! (And other naked truths about sex you won't hear in the locker room.) 

4. Boyhood is only for a season. P.S. It's time to grow up! 

5. Godly men are in short supply-dare to become one! 

The book also offers invaluable tips on having these conversations across the various stages of development: five and under, six to eleven, and twelve and up.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805449860
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 247,496
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Vicki Courtney is a speaker and the best-selling author of many books and Bible studies. Among her popular writings are the ECPA Christian Book Award winners TeenVirtue and TeenVirtue Confidential. Vicki and her husband have three grown children, a son-in-love, a daughter-in-love, and a grandchild. They live in Austin, Texas where they are blessed to have all of their children living nearby. More information can be found at VickiCourtney.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Conversation 1 Don't define manhood by the culture's wimpy standards. It's OK to be a man! 5

Chapter 1 The Wimpification of the Modern Male 7

Chapter 2 The Wonderful World of Boys 19

Chapter 3 Wired for Adventure and a Few Trips to the Emergency Room 29

Chapter 4 Warning: Helicopter Moms Are Dangerous to a Boy's Health 41

Conversation 2 What you don't learn to conquer may become your master. 53

Chapter 5 Raising a Wise Guy 55

Chapter 6 The Secret to Self-Control 71

Chapter 7 Porn: A Virtual Reality 81

Conversation 3 Not everyone's doing it! (And other naked truths about sex you won't hear in the locker room.) 97

Chapter 8 Beyond the Birds and Bees 99

Chapter 9 Play Now, Pay Later 115

Chapter 10 Hurry Up and Wait 129

Chapter 11 A New and Improved Sex Talk 141

Conversation 4 Boyhood is only for a season. P.S. It's time to grow up! 151

Chapter 12 Failure to Launch: Real Man or Peter Pan? 153

Chapter 13 Not-So-Happily-Ever-After: Avoiding Common Marriage Busters 165

Chapter 14 Boyhood to Manhood: A Successful Launch Plan 179

Conversation 5 Godly men are in short supply. Dare to become one! 193

Chapter 15 Wanted: A Few Good Role Models 195

Chapter 16 Raising Up a Gentleman 203

Chapter 17 Godliness over Goodness 221

Notes 233

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  • Posted November 7, 2012

    I truly enjoyed reading 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your

    I truly enjoyed reading 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Son, it's a must have book for every mom of boys. Dads, you should read this too. Vicky Courtney does an outstanding job in addressing the social and spiritual issues that boys face. She uses real life examples, biblical quotes, and quotes from other books. She brings an excellent Christian approach to it.

    The main focus of this book is Courtney address the importance of raising boys to be Godly men. She helps mothers understand the world of boys; boys are adventurous by nature. They are naturally more energetic; hence TESTOSTERONE!!!

    She offers a quote from Wild Things, a book by Stephen James and David Thomas - "The male brain has more spinal fluid in the brain stem, which makes boys more physical than girls. Add to that high level of testosterone in a boy's brain, and it's easy to see that he is programmed to be more aggressive than girls and more of a risk taker."

    As mothers, we have an important role in communication with our boys. It is a necessity to start taking to them as soon as possible ( pre-teen years ). As parents we must be aware of all the issues that boys face. We must put an effort to talk with them, and be their primary teachers on the topics of sex, spirituality, and so forth, before they choose an alternative that will lead them to the wrong path.

    Deuteronomy 6:6-9 (KJV)
    "And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:

    And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
    And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes."


    Synopsis:

    From the cradle to college, tell your sons the truth about life before they believe the culture's lies. For parents with boys newborn to eighteen, the book 5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Son is as essential as those Legos you're still finding under the sofa cushions and the garage full of sports equipment. Award-winning youth culture commentator Vicki Courtney helps moms and dads pinpoint and prepare the discussions that should be ongoing in their sons' formative years. The book also offers invaluable tips on having these conversations across the various stages of development: five and under, six to eleven, twelve and up.

    To fully address the dynamic social and spiritual issues and other influencers at hand, several chapters are written for each of the conversations, which are:

    1. Don’t define manhood by the culture’s wimpy standards; it’s okay to be a man!
    2. What you don’t learn to conquer may become your master. (PORN)
    3. Not everyone’s doing it! (And other naked truths about sex you won’t hear in the locker room.)
    4. Boyhood is only for a season. P.S. It’s time to grow up!
    5. Godly men are in short supply—dare to become one!

    * * I was provided a digital copy by B&H Publishing Grou

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 10, 2011

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    Grab this for some guidance on how to walk your son through his life.

    As a mother of two boys and a big Sis to three other boys, I know that teaching a boy to honor and respect women and to be a 'man' (you know the kind that is caring and respectful but still 'wears the pants') is a scary but necessary task. I really enjoyed the time I spent in this book. Reading this was like discussing with other mothers of boys what I'm missing, where I need to go, and obtaining new ideas to see if what I've done actually sunk in.

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