Raising a Son: Parents and the Making of a Healthy Manby Don Elium, Jeanne Elium
Defines specific job descriptions for both fathers and mothers; describes the hidden problems of boy-specific needs, such as close contact with his father at age nine; and sets a new direction for parents and professionals in their task of supporting boys as they struggle to define themselves and find their place in the world.
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Meet the Author
Don Elium is a marriage, family and child counselor. Jeanne Elium is a writer and communications facilitator at the East Bay Waldorf School. They live in Walnut Creek, California.
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An excellent guidebook on how to raise your son into a man. This book isn't just about discipline and child-rearing, but is more about the journey boys make from childhood to adulthood and how their parents can help them complete the journey. The authors describe in detail the three stages of a boy's life and how their needs change from stage to stage, including their relationship with their parents. If you are a mom, who has found that your once good little boy has turned into a disrepectful big boy, this book will offer you some answers as to why this has happened and what to do about it. I found that it shed new light on the role I play as a mother to my son.