Raising Boys By Designon August 30, 2013 at 12:00 pm
This book combines brain science and biblical wisdom to give parents a guide to raising their sons. Even though I don’t have any sons myself, I was excited to read this book because I love reading about how well science backs up scripture, and also I’m a bit fascinated with brain science and how the brain works.
I ended up learning quite a bit from this book, and while I was reading it I thought of several friends’ sons and how they seem to be developing. I don’t have experience with raising boys, but from what I’ve seen in other families, this book appears to be spot on. This book also provided a lot of valuable information about the female brain, which has helped me to better understand myself and my daughters.
Two chapters that I found particularly helpful and valuable were chapters 3: What a Boy Learns from Mom and 4: What a Boy Learns from Dad. These two chapters covered the ways men and women parent differently, giving 8 primary ways moms nurture, 8 primary ways that dads nurture, and reasons why all 16 are important when a child is developing. These two chapters helped me to identify what types of nurturing my daughters may need more of, and it also helped me to identify and understand my methods of nurturing.
Overall I found this book to be very informative and interesting. This book did a good job of combining brain science with the Bible to explain why boys develop the way they do, and how they can best be helped to flourish as they grow. At the same time, this book did not shove all boys into a box and treat them as if they are all the same, but recognized that every person is an individual and has individual needs as they are growing up. It was a good book, and one I would gladly recommend.