Father to Son, Revised Edition: Life Lessons on Raising a Boy [NOOK Book]

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On the Important Business of Raising a Son

A boy comes with boundless love and enthusiasm, but no instructions. In this little book of wisdom for fathers, discover hundreds of succinct thoughts--practical and intangible, lighthearted and serious, all supported by a strong moral backbone--to guide, to remind, to teach, and to inspire.

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Father to Son, Revised Edition: Life Lessons on Raising a Boy

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Overview

On the Important Business of Raising a Son

A boy comes with boundless love and enthusiasm, but no instructions. In this little book of wisdom for fathers, discover hundreds of succinct thoughts--practical and intangible, lighthearted and serious, all supported by a strong moral backbone--to guide, to remind, to teach, and to inspire.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This neat little handbook of advice is 314 pages of wisdom to help guide a father through the various stages of his son's life. Divided into sections titled The Five Keys, Little Boys, Boys and Sports, Boys and Spirituality, Boys and Money, Boys and Girls, and Older Boys. There is no issue in life that is not touched upon. Although the Boys and Girls section is rather abbreviated, other sections are well rounded in their emphasis on universal values. Perfect for the new Dad. 2003, Workman Publishing, Ages adult parent.
— Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761176879
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 314
  • Sales rank: 712,870
  • File size: 557 KB

Meet the Author

Harry H. Harrison Jr. is a parenting expert and author of 1,001 Things It Means to Be a Dad and other 1,001 Things books from Thomas Nelson. For many years, he operated his own award-winning creative consultancy firm, Harrison Creative Directions. 

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From Little Boys...

Teach him to keep a secret.

Take him for walks and introduce him to the world of bugs.

Read to him nightly. He'll love it.

Don't let him sleep in you bed, even if he's scared or sick. Sleep in his room on the floor.

From Boys & Sports...

Show him how to put a baseball in a new glove and wrap a belt around it.

Accept the fact he may not be a quarterback, he may be a tuba player. And a fine one at that.

From Boys & Money

Help him buy a small amount of stock with his own money when he's twelve. Think how rich he'll be if he keeps that up for fifty years.

Show him how to return something to the store and get his money back.

Excerpted from Father to Son. Copyright (c) 2000 by Harry H. Harrison Jr. Reprinted with permission by Workman Publishing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2007

    Keep It Simple!

    This book may be tiny in size and is chocked full of one-liners but it is dynamite and makes the hardest parts of raising a son, sweet and simple. We don't need to complicate the fact that some people are forgetting to teach their sons to have respect for their mothers or that they may simply be taught honesty and integrity. As a matter of fact...this little package of dynamite is just that...full of explosive honesty and integrity. Write On, Mr. Harrison and Mrs. Harrison

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2004

    'Sometimes a little goes a long way'

    Fantastic quick references!! If your a book reader (which I'm not) Then this book might fall short of a fantastic book. But it's perfect for the non reader. Also it is what it says it is...'To guide, to remind, to teach & to inspire. ' Made me reflect on how I was raised. Well worth it's weight!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2003

    Not Much Here

    I wish this book had been more inspiring. It's okay, if you want a bunch of one-liners. But being a father isn't a one-liner job, in my humble opinion--unless you happen to be a father or want a father who spends only 15 seconds a day with the kid. Sorry to say, I was quite disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2002

    Cute book to make you think

    I bought this book for my brother and my brother-in-law, one a single father and one a new father. The tidbits of wisdom in the book are thought-provoking. It is startling in this day and age how many boys are growing up without father-figures and don't have the luxury of this wisdom in their lives automatically. I liked that the book was split into advice for small boys and big boys.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2002

    Great book! Wonderful Gift!

    The average Dad spends 15 seconds a day with thier son. Obviously, going deep with your son is fine but, only effective when you have met the basic prerequisites. The world would be a better place if half of all fathers practiced half of the wisdom in this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2002

    Trivializes fatherhood

    This tiny little book -- about the size of a deck of cards -- is just a bunch of one-liners. One is "Teach him even a small lie makes him a liar." I would hate to think a child would be branded for life as a liar for making one mistake. I think today's dad has a lot more to offer his children than that. I'm sorry to say, there's just no depth here. I would hope most dads would want to go farther.

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