Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Son

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Book Review - 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Son

About the Book
Whether it¹s his first little league game, his first prom date, or his first college dorm room, the milestones of a son¹s life are filled with anticipation.  Parents want his ³big moments² to be joyous and rewarding, and in the little moments, they want their son to develop solid strength of character.

Only, how the heck do you prepare him?  For, you know, the world?

From the day-to-day conversations ­ like room-cleaning and homework ­ to the biggies ­ budgeting, sex, and faith ­ best-selling author and youth culture commentator Vicki Courtney has been there, done that.  And her new guide 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Son (June 2011, B&H Publishing Group, $14.99, 978-08054-4986-0) identifies discussions that should be ongoing during your son¹s formative years:

·   Don¹t define manhood by the culture¹s wimpy standards.  It¹s OK to be a man!
·   What you don¹t learn to conquer may become your master.
·  Not everyone¹s doing it! (And other naked truths about sex you won¹t hear in the locker room.)

Filled with statistics on teens (regarding adolescence, sex, technology, and more), as well as candid personal anecdotes, this book takes parents¹ hands, and confidently guides them through their son¹s boyhood journey. Author Vicki Courtney is an author and speaker with a ministry that reaches over 150,000 children and mothers a year through events, books, and online resources, and is the creator of, an online magazine for teen girls.

My Take on the Book 
As a father of girls, I was interested to examine what this book would provide parents of boys. What sage wisdom they would share to help boys become men. This book, though broken down into five main conversation topics is broken down well into 17 chapters. The chapters were easy to read and follow and they go into quite a bit of depth about how you can help your boys become men that you and they can be proud of.

The book tackles some important topics from humor to sex, to hormones and self-control, this book has a bit of everything within it. Not only does it talk right to the reader, it also shares a plethora of resource for any parent of boys. If you are a parent of boys and have felt concerned about how best to aid them in their development, I highly recommend this great book!

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