Boys Should Be Boys – Paperback

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In Boys Should Be Boys, one of our most trusted authorities helps parents restore the delights of boyhood and enable today’s boys to become the mature, confident, and thoughtful men of tomorrow. Boys will always be boys–rambunctious, adventurous, and curious, climbing trees, building forts, playing tackle football, and pushing their growing bodies to the limit as part of the rite of passage into manhood. But today our sons face an increasingly hostile world that doesn’t value the high-spirited, magical nature of boys. In a collective call to let our boys be boys, Dr. Meg Meeker explores the secrets to boyhood, including

  • why rules and boundaries are crucial–and why boys feel lost without them
  • how the outdoors is still the best playground, offering the sense of adventure that only Mother Nature can provide
  • the essential ways to preserve a boy’s innocence (and help him grow up)
  • the pitfalls moms and dads face when talking to their sons
  • why moody and rebellious boys are not normal–and how to address such behavior
  • how and when the “big” questions in life should be discussed: why he is here, what his purpose is, and why he is important

Parents are blessed with intuition and heart, but raising sons is a daunting responsibility. This uplifting guide makes the job a little easier.

About the Author

Meg Meeker, M.D., has dedicated over thirty years to practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine, providing counseling to both teens and parents. Dr. Meeker is a fellow of the National Advisory Board of the Medical Institute and holds the position of associate professor of medicine at Michigan State School of Human Medicine. As a renowned speaker and bestselling author of several books, including the national bestseller Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers, and Boys Should Be Boys, Dr. Meeker's expertise is widely recognized. In 2012, she released Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: The 30-Day Challenge, a highly-anticipated follow-up to her original bestselling work.

Dr. Meeker frequently appears as a speaker on pediatric health issues and child-parent relationships, making regular guest appearances on nationally syndicated radio and television programs. Her involvement extends to collaborating with the NFL Fatherhood Initiative, and she was a speaker at the United Nations in 2016, focusing on family issues. Residing in northern Michigan, Dr. Meeker shares a medical practice with her husband, Walter, and they are blessed with four children.

Product Details
SKU: BKP11785
ISBN: 978-0345513694
Publisher: Random House
Language: English
Page Count: 304
Publication Date: 05/19/2009
Size: 8 × 5.3 × 0.6 in
Author: Meg Meeker
Format: Paperback
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