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Bringing Up Boys Paperback – 1 May 2005

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Product details

  • 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: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 295,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dr James Dobson has a great understanding of boys and their needs. My second time reading this book as he has such good, practical advice. I would recommend this book to anyone raising boys! Easy to read as well, not boring at all!!
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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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I'm completely shocked that this book has so many positive reviews. Like another reviewer I find his condemnation of homosexuals "a deviance that can be corrected"?! and working mothers something to be utterly unacceptable in 2015. DO NOT BUY this book as it represents a misogynistic view of life that ,out will find ridiculous!
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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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I was put off my the chapter, origins of homosexuality which suggests if parents are vigilant they can spot the signs and do something about it..... It was written from a very discriminatory point of view and I do not support the ideas.
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I cannot believe this book has been so successful - i can only imagine it is due to the bible belt in America. It is frighteningly anti-women and anti-gay and has a strong religious agenda written under the pretense of scientific analysis. I bought this book because i wanted an insight on how to raise my son and celebrate the differences between the sexes but i cannot see how anything written by this dreadful man will be of any value.
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Dobson is a bigoted, narrow-minded homophobe who believes that homosexuality is a disease that can, and should, be cured. His brand of archaic hate preaching is is offensive to anyone that believes in diversity and tolerance.
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After sadly splitting up with my baby son's father, I bought this book with be the best intentions of doing the best by my son and making sure my son didn't suffer any more than he already had. The one chapter that this book has about being a single mum is filled with god squad self righteousness, pity, patronising and judgemental comments and inferences. I have nothing against christianity, but feel it is used here in the most unhelpful way here. The chapter basically describes how the authors good wife met a poor single mum who knocked on her door doing door to door sales. The wife took pity on this poor woman with her fatherless son and when the husband came home they raced round and took her to the supermarket to get some 'proper food'. The chapter then proceeds to tell the reader about a number of statistics saying children from single families are more likely to get in trouble with the police, murder, steal, truant from school etc. Little or no consideration is given to the corresponding social economics that should accompany these statistics (i.e., people living in overcrowded areas, low income, exposed to more crime, with parents associated with crime are more likely to commit crime - not whether or not they have a father or not). Basically the message I was given is that my son is doomed and I should go and find a male role model as soon as possible. This is far from the truth.
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