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Publisher's Summary

Playing off the themes in the Caldecott Medal-winning children's book Where the Wild Things Are, this informative, practical, and encouraging guide will help parents guide boys down the path to healthy and authentic manhood.

Wild Things addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual parts of a boy, written by two therapists who are currently engaged in clinical work with boys and their parents and who are also fathers raising five sons. This book contains chapters such as "Sit Still! Pay Attention!", "Deficits and Disappointments", and "Rituals, Ceremonies, and Rites of Passage".

©2009 Stephen James and David Thomas (P)2016 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"This worthy, engaging owner's manual on boys aged two to 22 is written from a reserved, supportive Christian perspective." ( Library Journal)

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  • Danielle Ward
  • 31-03-2020

Helped me understand my boys

As a single mom of two boys, this books was very helpful. I listened to it on audible and plan to buy a paperback copy to look through as they grow.

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  • Devin Derstine
  • 13-01-2019

Excellent

One of the best books out there on this topic in my opinion. I like the exact guiding tips and the references and recommendations of other literature.

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  • LittleSproutGrowing
  • 25-03-2016

Awesome book about raising boys

one of the best books I've read on raising boys. love the breakdown of ages and way its organized. highly recommend.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-06-2019

A read for every mother and father with boys!

Filling your toolbox with tools to help raise your son, this book is the one!

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  • Lindsey S
  • 07-07-2021

Life changing!

This book helped me understand the life of boys into men so well! This is an invaluable resource in raising our sweet, young men!

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  • Chris
  • 26-06-2021

Read this book!

Amazing book on raising boys! This is going on my annual re-read list! Great for every season of parenting.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-01-2021

Highly recommend for anyone raising a boy

My favorite book about raising a son. As a women who was raised in a home without boys, this was a much needed book. I love how he clearly touches on al the different stages and doesn’t over simplify and assume all boys are exactly the same. I cannot think of a subject he didn’t touch on. My husband is also listening to it amd is really enjoying it and even learning about himself. Thank you for touching on even the most difficult subjects that so many are embarrassed to speak of. I am sure this is a book I will listen to repeatedly.

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  • kellianne cadigan
  • 29-07-2020

Two Boys

As a mom of two boys, one being 1.5 the other 3.5 years old I have to say this book is GOLD!! After I finished this book I shared it on social media to let the world know that this book is a fantastic listen/read. My husband listened to it shortly after me and the next thing I know he got us the paper back so that we could highlight our favorite parts! Highly recommended!

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  • Adam
  • 26-05-2022

Journey through boyhood

This is a fascinating and well written book about boyhood. There are great recommendations throughout but it doesn’t feel preachy. There are interesting stories and anecdotes that strengthen the author’s points. This book has definitely helped me!

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  • Jessica
  • 08-02-2022

Encouraging and helpful

Raising children is difficult. This is the most helpful narration in how to raise a boy. This book helped me love and understand my son better and now have more information for his next stages ( he is 7 ).
Highly recommend !

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  • 29-08-2017

Excellent, absolute gold!

As the father of 3 boys this has been a life changer for me. A wonderful blend of psychology, neuroscience, experience, wisdom as dads, counsellors and pastors. Performance was fantastic, humorous and warm, with feeling. I have already recommended to several other friends and will buy hard copy to refer to much in the future. Thank you.

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