Monday, September 3, 2012

What a Difference a Mom Makes by Dr. Kevin Leman

There are plenty of good books out there for fathers and how to be better dads to your sons. This is a nice addition for mothers of boys.

Dr. Leman is known for his "Have a New Kid/Husband/You by Friday" books. So it is good to see the kind of impact mothers have on their sons.

Within twelve chapters, Dr. Leman tackles issues of why boys need a good dose of femininity (without wearing skirts), planning for his wedding while he's a toddler (raising a boy who will be a great father & husband), determining what kind of mother you are and what your parenting style is, learning about discipline that works, helping him treat women correctly.

All of these chapters have value to them. My biggest issue came during the "sex" chapter. I'm a little uncomfortable with mom talking to sons about how boys make girls feel or referring to certain body parts as "Mr. Happy". Seriously? I understand that Dr. Leman is also a humorist but really, I would have freaked out if my mom talked to me that way.

There's no question that mothers play an incredible role in the upbringing of children, especially boys. No one questions that reality.

This book is great on helping moms deal with sibling rivalry, understanding sons during their teenage years and how to continue to be an influence in their lives well after they've left the house.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Revell Publishing.

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