Book Reviews of Bringing Up Boys: Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Men

Bringing Up Boys: Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Men
Bringing Up Boys Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Men
Author: James C. Dobson
ISBN-13: 9780842352666
ISBN-10: 084235266X
Publication Date: 10/2001
Pages: 284
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 106 ratings
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
This book helped me understand my sons more. Seeing that I have 3 young boys I was able to communicate with them better after reading this.
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Helpful Score: 4
Dr. James Dobson, America's foremost authority on the family, provides a road map for raising healthy sons.
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Helpful Score: 2
Love this book. So enlightening. Dr. Dobson is very thorough, easy to read and just brilliant! I highly recommend this book. Especially to the Christian parent community.
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Helpful Score: 2
Amazing book! I won't be re-listing this one b/c it's a book I will read over and over while raising my son and daughters. I highly recommend this book to anyone with a son or daughter or anyone who wants to better understand their husband or father. Even if you don't have any boys, this book is highly useful for raising daughters.
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This is an excellent book for anyone who has boys in their life. It shows us the distinct differences between boys and girls and how society is trying to squelch the male gender and make boys be more like girls. This world needs strong male leaders which is counter coulter and is not P.C.
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There is a lot of useful information in this book, but there was some advice/opinions of Dr Dobson that I did not personally agree with. I did glean some useful tips for raising my one son out of five children!
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Helpful Score: 1
A great book. Definitly helped me understand my little fellas better.
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I loved this book! Dobson gives Christian families a lot of insight into the minds and hearts of little boys, and great advice to fathers and mothers alike on how to raise good ones!
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Excellent book. I would strongly recommend any parent, especially of younger boys, should read this. Dobson does a great job of presenting practical, helpful information in sort of a middle-of-the-road Christian approach. He is not as demanding and "harsh" as some, but he does not compromise on traditional Christian/American values and worldview. Follow his approach and you will equip your boys to become honorable men.
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an insightful read.
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Great for parents of boys!
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A must read for anyone with boys in the house... Including husbands!
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With many years of clinical experience, Dr. Dobson recognizes that our boys are under attack in this culture. ( Look at how men are portrayed in commercials even.) He has great words to encourage parents to protect and prepare boys to live successfully in this world - and the next! I have bought many copies to give to new parents and have taught the companion course - good stuff!
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I read this book prior to getting it through PBS but not this copy yet. I wanted to own it as I thought it would be a good book to read every few years with some great tips and reminders as I -a mom - raise my boy through different stages.
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Anyone who has sons should certainly read this. It has great insights and research for what boys are like and what they do. There was only one of the questions he answered at the end of a chapter that I completely disagreed with because he gave into human nature and how this issue is just something to accept, but I have known many many many men who have gone through it and have stated the issue is wrong and harmful on many levels. . . .thankfully I knew Dr. Dobson's ideals on the issue before reading it, so I wasn't surprised to read it. I learned a lot considering I have two young sons. Overall the book states that the father is the most important person in a boy's life and that he needs to spend time and have fun with him. I think that is something that my husband does a pretty good job at, so I am really thankful and hope that our boys will be able to be strong and confident and sure of their masculinity.
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Great insight on boys and raising them in today's culture! I would highly recommend this book!
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I feel Dr. Dobson has very good advice when it comes to raising children.
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This is the only book authored by Dr.Dobson I've read, and plan to reread. I found his truth and humor to be refreshing. He has practical parenting advice that is applicable to raising children of either gender. However, having 2 boys in 10 grandchildren, the rest girls, I found I needed someone else who understood what I was experiencing. Reading Dr.Dobson's book about boys helped me to feel normal during the struggles I was experiencing raising them.
Loved it. Must read!
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This bok has given me a lot of insight not only into my son, but also into my husband. Some of the information I already knew, but overall it has really helped me understand my boys better.
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great book
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EXCELLENT BOOK, WITH EXCELLENT CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE
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A must read for parents of boys!
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What qualities do you want to instill in boys? Dr. James c. Dobson, child psychologist, offers latest research, advice and encouragement about the role of men in our society.
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Good book from Christian standpoint of raising boys.
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I despise this book! (Enough said)
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If you get this book, stop reading it after the anecdote about the boy jumping off the barn roof, which I think is in the first chapter. That is the best part of the book. Then go get some Gurian or even Raising Cain.
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Despite what the cover says, this book offers very little practical advice. There is no advice for day-to-day issues. And the only encouragement is for those that fit Dobson's model of the good family. We can't turn back time. I'd rather learn how to raise good children in today's culture, than continually bemoan the fact that life in the U.S. just isn't what it used to be.
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Be aware that this is a conservative Christian based book. I didn't know and was surprised about Mr. Dobson's beliefs. This is not a straight ahead child rearing book.Almost every chapter I read made me want to throw this book against the wall. I firmly believe in the right to everyone's own opinion so I am offering it for trade (rather than the garbage). I am more than ready to pass this one on to anyone who wants it. 1/2 star for the cute picture on the cover.