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Raising Boys

How to Raise Balanced and Responsible Sons in Our Cluttered World Through Positive Parenting
Narrated by: Sean Posvistak
Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
3.0 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Have you wondered if you're making the right decisions when it comes to raising your son? Over the last years, there has been a lot of confusion about the role of boys and men in our society. It's easy to see why parents are left with lots of unanswered questions when they're raising their sons.

Raising boys the right way through positive parenting can help them become responsible and balanced teenagers and adults. Here's some of what you can expect to learn in this audiobook:

  • Learn how to avoid common mistakes that parents make that can end up harming their sons long-term
  • Learn how to teach proper conduct at home the right way, saving yourself countless headaches
  • Discover how to teach important values such as empathy and gratefulness
  • Caring for your boy's emotional and mental state
  • The most common challenges when raising boys and how to easily overcome them

Would you like to enjoy going through every stage of your sons life without worrying if you're doing the right thing or not? The earlier you manage to give proper guidance, the easier it is for a child to grow into a healthier person. However, there is no such thing as being too late, and even the most damaging of behaviors and habits can be helped.

Do not leave anything to chance. Start by guiding your son towards the best possible path towards a healthy and responsible adulthood today!

©2017 John S. Roberts (P)2017 John S. Roberts

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Not the Steve Biddulph book of the same title

This is a misleading book and Audible should remove it from their catalogue. Not only is it NOT the Steve Biddulph book, it means I’ve spent an Audible credit in a 38 minute book. That’s a rip off. Do not buy this book unless you’re in search of the kind of platitudes you can find for free on Pinterest.

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A Grand Generalization

No specific content or references. Book admits to being broadly generalized. Can pass on the message of the book in one sentence: Be there for him and spend time with him. Really nothing irrelevant to raising girls.

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Very disappointing

This book was lame !. Uninsightful , old fashioned and dead boring. I battled through it , hoping to get 'something' of value ...but it never came.

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Not worth it

Not worth it. A total waste of time and money. Even utterly hopeless parents know how to do everything in this book. The whole content of this book is just someone's opinion with nothing out of the ordinary and no science or studies to back anything up.

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This book provided clear, sound advice but was fairly basic. Many chapters could have provided examples rather than referring the reader to do their own internet research.

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Good advice

Easy to listen to. Great tips for raising boys. Anyone with a boy should listen to it.

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common sense

Very obvious basic parenting 101....thought there may have been more that was specific to raising boys verses children...regardless of gender

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Must Read

This book was so informative and has given me a better understanding when it comes to raising boys. Even my husband found this information very helpful. Definitely a must read!

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Basic manners

I can’t believe this book has done so well. It’s just common sense with some good old fashioned manners. It might suit parents who didn’t have good upbringings and learn the basics. But I would tell all the parents i know not to waste their time. To make it worse the narrator has the most annoying voice!

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i made it to chapter 7

This is a great book if your looking for an instructional guide on being a helicopter parent, or a guilt trip for things you may have done in the past.

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  • Catrina Kroll
  • 24-08-2020

Raising boys

I loved this booked. It was easy to listen to and gave great advise and reminders on the importance of raising my boys (ages 4 and 5) correctly. I plan to listen to it again in a month or so as a refresher.

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  • Tami W. Colon
  • 04-11-2019

Fantastic audiobook.

Fantastic audiobook. If you are searching for a brain based guide to raising your boys, this is the audiobook to purchase. I was initially hesitant to purchase this audiobook as the title was somewhat off-putting, but I quickly learned what the others mean when they say "discipline". It means, "to teach". Wonderful audiobook. Highly recommend it, and I've listen most of the other popular parenting audiobooks on the market.

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  • Shad E. Ramsey
  • 04-11-2019

It will help you

I was a first time parent when I listen this and there was a lot of good information. It can even help your interactions with adults as well.

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  • Pearlie J. Soltys
  • 30-10-2019

Don't knock it until you try it.

Don't knock it until you try it. There will be those who will stubbornly close their hearts to the instruction and guidance but for those who choose to accept the help, the transformation is remarkable.

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  • Gary Y. Tanner
  • 30-10-2019

What a lot of good solid advice and information

What a lot of good solid advice and information from a very educated source this audiobook is.

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  • John L. Suh
  • 29-10-2019

Lots of good information

I found this information in this audiobook extremely insightful. I would recommend this audiobook to anyone!

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  • Diana B. Newell
  • 29-10-2019

nice audiobook

This audiobook is very nicely explained in a compiled way. This is an educational audiobook. Good orders are straightforward orders. The authors can confirm everything about this audiobook.

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  • Kendall J. Amann
  • 28-10-2019

nice audiobook

This audiobook is very nicely written in a compiled way. This is an educational audiobook. Good orders are straightforward orders. The authors can confirm everything about this audiobook.

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  • Dillon R. Patton
  • 28-10-2019

Helpful

Amazing and so interesting guide to better understand your teen's. All what you need to know about child and how to speak with him. This audiobook help to me, and i advice this audiobook to all.

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  • Joseph P. Veit
  • 28-10-2019

Helpful Audiobook!

I highly recommend this audiobook for all parents who have children. She gives practical advice on many parenting issues as well in each chapter for putting the concepts into practice.

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  • Emma H.
  • 28-05-2020

Sexist with useless sweeping generalisations

As a gender studies academic, I found the lack of actual science and rigour in this book in favour of sweeping generalisations, stereotypes and lazy thinking is shocking and sad. Potentially doing more harm than good via the above combined with parental shaming and scare tactics, I’d say AVOID.

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  • Corey Woodward
  • 13-11-2019

Very insightful audiobook.

Very insightful audiobook. Lots of actual experiences and concrete suggestions about ways to deal with behaviors and how to encourage growth in children. Great discussions about age appropriate expectations.

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  • Thomas May
  • 13-11-2019

Great audiobook

Great audiobook about discipline that will work with less traumatized populations than I work with. Great info and general principles.

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  • Isobel Thornton
  • 13-11-2019

Thank you for this audiobook!

This audiobook gives a basic look into the human brain, but most important how it applies to a growing brain. I only wish I listen this before having my children. I appreciate that this is a science based audiobook, and just as with all other things, I will take what applies to me and practice what I feel is most right for my family and children. In fact the authors encourage this. They don’t try to push their findings on anyone. Thank you for this audiobook!

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  • Grace O'Sullivan
  • 13-11-2019

I TOTALLY recommend this audiobook

I TOTALLY recommend this audiobook to anyone who is pregnant, has kids or wants to have kids! I have listen NUMEROUS parenting audiobooks and discipline suggestion audiobooks and this is the clearest audiobook that makes the most sense. It combines real evidence to support its theories and I enjoy listening it. Thank you!!

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  • Brooke Hill
  • 13-11-2019

I highly recommend it!

This is what I’ve been searching for. I’ve been struggling with effectively disciplining my toddler, and this audiobook provides a whole new framework for viewing discipline, along with tons of practical suggestions. I highly recommend it!

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  • Megan Bennett
  • 12-11-2019

I’m loving this audiobook

I’m loving this audiobook, a lot of helpful things that I should be doing are here. Glad I found it. Also points out on all the things I am currently doing wrong which I know I am but glad I had found this audiobook. It’s all about applying the knowledge. I really recommend it!

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  • Paige Parkes
  • 12-11-2019

This is an easy listen.

This is an easy listen. The whole Brain approach helps you connect & redirect. Gives a complete understanding of downstairs -emotions,upstairs-decision making. Illustrations, role play, steady dose of patience.

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  • Jude Rhodes
  • 12-11-2019

This is a phenomenal listen.

This is a phenomenal listen. While it is incredibly challenging it helps foster a mindset that is beneficial for a developing mind. Even as a teacher I think this is a useful resource for developing better skills to manage the classroom.

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  • Elise Barton
  • 12-11-2019

I absolutely loved this audiobook

I realized that my kids weren’t acting the way I wanted them to because I wasn’t communicating to them the way I should have been. I absolutely loved this audiobook and all the examples of how to deal with certain types of situations.