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5.0 out of 5 stars Made a huge difference to our family, 12 Jun. 2004
By A Customer
This review is from: Raising Boys: Why Boys are Different - and How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men (Paperback)
Its easy to see how Steve Bidulphs books have found their way into millions of homes around the world - he is deceptively readable and
friendly in style, but his ideas are powerful and quite revolutionary.
While everyone else was arguing about whether boys and girls were different, he assembles the facts especially from medical and brain research as well as real life experience, but makes it so understandable that it helps you put it into practice straight away.
My husband took on board the idea of playing rough and tumble with our little two year old, and in spite of being a rather reserved man,
found he enjoyed the monster games down on the carpet after work, it has now become a nightly ritual. Our son squeals with delight, and the two of them have a closer relationship. I can see this growing as my husband becomes more relaxed and finds his own way to be a good dad, getting the older children (4 and 9) to do housework, taking them out to the park. Thank you Steve.
The book is a treasure chest of other good ideas - finding a school that is boy friendly, stages and changes that I had never heard of as a girl growing up with no brothers - Raising Boys has made me more confident, and I feel empowered to be proactive in making my sons into good men. My only criticism is that I wanted more - and perhaps a book about girls too ?
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