7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons
In Boys Should Be Boys, pediatrician and bestselling author Meg Meeker M.D. 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, playing footy, 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. 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 parents face when talking to their sons
• why moody and rebellious boys are not normal–and how to address such behaviour
• 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.
PRAISE BOYS SHOULD BE BOYS
‘If you want to raise a boy you’ll be proud of, read Boys Should Be Boys.’—Dave Ramsey
‘Boys Should Be Boys is another great installment from Dr. Meeker. It’s a must-have for parents and anyone else concerned about the impact of today’s culture on young people and families. In her no-nonsense, direct style, Meg cuts through the clutter and the conflicting messages coming at us from Hollywood, the mass media, the education establishment, and society in general, and provides clear advice on how to help boys grow up to be healthy, happy, and productive men.’—Teresa Tomeo, author, motivational speaker, and nationally syndicated radio show host
‘Dr. Meg Meeker issues a call to arms for anyone concerned about the character and healthy development of boys. Filled with inspirational vignettes and a stern warning against overexposure to a toxic pop culture, Boys Should Be Boys empowers parents to stay involved and protect their sons’ innocence. It’s a wonderfully written and eye opening book—a must-read.’ NEIL BERNSTEIN, Ph.D., author of There When He Needs You: How to Be an Available, Involved, and Emotionally Connected Father to Your Son
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Meg Meeker, M.D. is America’s leading authority on parenting, teens, and children’s health, and has spent thirty years practicing paediatric and adolescent medicine and counselling teenagers and parents. She lives in northern Michigan, where she shares a practice with her husband, Walter. Learn more about the physician Dave Ramsey calls ‘America’s Mother’ at meekerparenting.com.