Let me start here: I recommend it. To moms, dads, grandparents, school teachers, social workers, etc.
- The beginning is a bit slow. Don't give up on it; get to chapter 4.
- Sometimes his writing is more conversational than textbook. It is a matter of taste whether you prefer this or dislike it. Either way, he presents a lot of great material.
Get ready to learn about the:
- Scientific differences between boys and girls
- Breakdown of the family affecting boys
- Immense importance of the father
- Importance of parents' presence in their kids' lives
- Origins of homosexuality
- Masculine confusion
- How to counter the culture
- Parenting and discipline tips
- Importance of pointing our children to Jesus Christ
In my opinion, the best way to read this book is with a like-minded friend. Read one chapter a week, and then get together to discuss it. That's what my sister and I did. We not only learned information, but applied it to our parenting.
My sister and her husband were struck by the realization that he was working a ton and neglecting all of his vacation time. He stepped back from work and scheduled a vacation day to visit relatives with his wife and son.
The book showed me the importance of boys learning masculinity and doing "man" things. I switched our morning routine from watching "Curious George" to "Handy Manny," and I started letting my boys use real screwdrivers to unscrew screws out of the window handles and screw them back in again.
I hope you pick up a copy.