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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers (1 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414304501
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414304502
  • Product Dimensions: 22.7 x 15.4 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 317,492 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Provides advice for Christian parents on the true meaning of masculinity and how to bring up their sons to be responsible yet manly. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Matthew C. Todd on 20 Mar. 2010
Format: Hardcover
Bringing up Boys by Dr Dobson gives an insight into the world of boys that is backed up by psycolgical and scientific evidence as well as his own experience. Much of the information is essential for the parent or anyone else involved in caring for boys or young males. He attacks Western Culture as the cause for much of the distress found in families and, whether or not you agree with it all, he includes hard evidence that everyone should know and which has, so far, been largely rejected or ignored by society.

A challenging and thought provoking read, but ultimately hopeful and inspiring.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Maud on 10 Mar. 2013
Format: Paperback
I am shocked that this book has received so many good reviews. Yes, the section on ADHD was interesting and the advice that girls and boys have different needs and behave in different ways is sound. However, his views on working mothers is of a different generation, as are his attitudes to single parents and homosexuals. I thought that the idea that homosexuality was purely down to nurture had long since been abandoned except by hardened bigots. This books claims to be 'Christian' and draws on bible teachings, but the intolerance that it displays is far from Christian. As a working and happily married mother of two boys who enjoyed going nursery and who are growing into bright, polite and charming young men, I was horrified to hear Dr Dobson's condemnation of women who choose to contribute to their family's income. If a woman enjoys working then that can bring more contentment to a family than staying at home out of guilt. The time that she spends with her children is that much more precious and pleasurable for all parties - it is the quality of that time that needs to be balanced with the quantity.

I read the book from cover to cover as I did not want to be too quick to judge it, but now "Bringing up Boys' is bagged up in my recycling rubbish - I would not want to encourage anyone else to waste their time on it by giving it to a charity shop.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Jefferson on 7 Sept. 2006
Format: Paperback
James Dobson has been around for a long time. He certainly has a large body of literature. If you are familiar with his writing I think you will find that " Bringing Up Boys " is more of the same. If you have found his previous work insightful and inspirational this may be the book for you. Be aware, Dr. Dobson presents ideas that are very controversial and outside the boundaries of most parenting experts and authorities - you must ask yourself if you want to limit your ideas to parenting to one resource, one authority. Personally, I find my role as parent to be too important to blindly accept everything Dr. Dobson presents. Rather, I suggest you read Bringing Up Boys as well as other resources to gain a more rounded and insightful understanding of this most important job (parenting). I really liked to work of Mark Gaskill, MFT (family therapist and parenting expert) as a balancing perspective. His book "Systemic Parenting: An Exploration of the Parenting Big Picture" is superb. These two books are worlds apart. If you are attached to Dobson, great " Bringing Up Boys" will be your thing. However, you might want to treat yourself to some newer and fresher ideas by looking elsewhere.
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42 of 50 people found the following review helpful By A.Trendl HungarianBookstore.com on 30 Mar. 2005
Format: Paperback
In "Bringing Up Boys: Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Men," James Dobson gets back to what he knows best, child psychology.
While over the years, Dobson has been outspoken for better and for worse about things within and outside of his expertise, many parents agree that what he has to say about families is solid and accurate. In "Bringing Up Boys," he gets his message across.
What is his message? It isn't very complicated: Focus on rearing your son with love and with Christian principles, and you'll do a lot of good for him as he becomes an adult.
Not unlike "Crisis in Masculinity" by Leanne Payne, Dobson effectively asserts masculinity can be encouraged, and should be fostered, and with Christ as the center of your family, things have more hope.
Granted, the book is not for everyone. He says a few bold things that might make a nonChristian cringe. He doesn't shy from or water down his Christian beliefs, but, just like any parenting book, his worldview influences his ideas, whether liberal or conservative. Consider that a caveat, and with Dobson's reputation with Focus on the Family, no reader will likely be suprised as he integrates his faith with his psychology.
While "Bringing Up Boys" is not the last word in parenting boys, it is a place to consider some tough ideas, and react to what Dobson states. He unapologetically refutes and denounces some popular thoughts on modern psychology, and gives plenty of things to consider.
For the reader willing to be challenged, or for those readers who are fans of Dobson, Focus and desire to learn some pragmatic thoughts on parenting boys, I fully recommend "Bringing Up Boys: Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Men" by James Dobson.
Anthony Trendl
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Yo gabba-gabsta26 on 7 Mar. 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
One of my mother's friend recommended this so I bought it on Kindle without looking inside first. Dobson makes a few pertinent and helpful observations at the beginning but when he begins to lay the blame for all society's ills at the door of parents who co-habit and suggests that "gayness" can be averted if only you spot the signs early enough (?), quoting reams of scriptures, then I'm afraid I had to abandon reading it.
I'm shocked that it's available on the UK market.

Utter rubbish.
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