- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Vermilion (7 Feb. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0091923522
- ISBN-13: 978-0091923525
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.6 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 116,874 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Growing Great Boys: 100s of practical strategies for bringing out the best in your son Paperback – 7 Feb 2008
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"Grant's knowledge and authority is tempered with grandfatherly love as he delivers a message of unconditional affirmation for boys" (Junior)
"Insightful and inspirational - Ian Grant has a unique ability to cut through the jargon and give parents genuinely helpful, down-to-earth advice we can really use" (Simon Dallow, Viva)
"I know from listener comments how much Ian's advice is valued, and as the father of two boys I have exploited that advice to advantage. It doesn't come any better" (Leighton Smith, NewstalkZB)
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For example, the chapter on pre-school years helps the reader to think about what his son should (ideally) be like when he reaches the age of two. Grant gives tips on how to deal with the strong-willed boy, the shy boy, the importance of saying no sometimes, and many other practical tips.
I was given this book after the birth of our son in 2007. It is without doubt the most informative and helpful book of any that I have read. I fully commend it to anyone who's looking for help in raising his or her son to be a considerate, wise and selfless man. You will not regret buying this book - it is excellent.
I am sure this may possibly be a good book for fathers, but as it goes from my perspective it offered me virtually no insight into how to raise a boy well. The layout is bad and he attempts to cover to broad an age range making the depth of advice patchy across the areas.
It clearly doesn't draw on some of the most effective and recent research around parenting models but is very much an anecdotal account of the way him, his mates and his family raised children, in fact this is little more then a man to man pep talk of a book. As for father's- I would not be happy handing it to a father as I think its pretty patronising as it goes.
Ultimately I think it takes both mother and father to raise a child and if this was a dad's guide it should have been more explicit in the titling.
As a mother of three little boys, I constantly need inspiration and encouragment at how to parent our boys creatively.
Grant gives you everything you need in this pithy, straight-talking book.
Packed with practical, fun ideas. You will have to steal it back from your husbands night stand.
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Given to a colleague of my. A no brainier book that spells out what's on the tin! Great bookPublished 9 months ago by Miss K
Bought two books on problem boys of which this was the better of the two, found it a bit Americanised for my tastePublished on 20 April 2013 by shufflingbob