Raising a Son

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Ten Speed Press, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 334 pages
13 Reviews
Boys pose special challenges for today's stressed parents. In Raising A Son, the Eliums embrace the challenges--and the joys--of raising boys with compassion, commitment, experience, patience, and humor. This fully updated and expanded edition follows the psychological development of boys from infancy to young adulthood. Look for new sections on:

• media and violence
• the “boy code”
• age-appropriate morality
• the out-of-control son
• triggers for aggression
• when and how to get help
• coping with guilt
• the highly sensitive son
• triggers for withdrawal
• why he gets overwhelmed
• hypersensitivity and ADD
• the right role models

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Review: Raising a Son: Parents and the Making of a Healthy Man

User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

Making my husband read it as I thought he would get much more out of it. Focus is on the important role of fathers or male role models to shape our boys in good men. After 8 they don't seem to need ... Read full review

Review: Raising a Son: Parents and the Making of a Healthy Man

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

A great guide to all ages and stages of boyhood. I will be referring back to it over the ages. A bit exhausting with the references to tribal times, so slow to start, but useful overall. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Don Elium is a marriage, family and child counselor. Jeanne Elium is a writer and communications facilitator at the East Bay Waldorf School. They live in Walnut Creek, California.

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