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Raising Emotionally Strong Boys: Tools Your Son Can Build On for Life

Raising Emotionally Strong Boys: Tools Your Son Can Build On for Life

by David Thomas

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Overview

About those meltdowns, blowups, and one-word answers . . .

Some say that's just how boys are—prone to outbursts or sullenness. But what's behind these and other issues? Drawing from twenty-five years of counseling boys and working with parents, David Thomas sheds light on common emotional struggles, including anger, anxiety, and depression, and shares practical ways you can help your son be

Resourceful—equipped to work through his emotions in constructive ways
Aware—so that he better understands himself, including his strengths and weaknesses
Resilient—having the capacity to cope and feel competent
Empathetic—able to understand the feelings and experiences of others

Helpful also for grandparents, teachers, and anyone else who has a boy in their life, this book shows how a strong emotional foundation leads to a Christ-like sense of masculinity that will serve him well his whole life.

"This book is the most impactful, practical, and applicable playbook for raising young men that we have read to date."—TIM and ELISABETH HASSELBECK, ESPN analyst and bestselling author

"David Thomas is someone I go to as a resource when it comes to parenting—especially parenting a boy."—RACHEL CRUZE, #1 New York Times bestselling author and host of The Rachel Cruze Show


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764239984
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/14/2022
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 56,320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

David Thomas, LMSW, is the director of family counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee, and is the author or coauthor of ten books, including the bestselling Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys. He speaks across the country at parenting events and is a frequent guest on national television shows and podcasts, and he cohosts his own podcast called Raising Boys and Girls. David and his wife, Connie, have a daughter, twin sons, and a yellow lab named Owen.

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