Raise a kind and confident son with this advice for parenting boys ages 8 to 12
Parenting a young boy can feel like total chaos, especially if he's your first. His mind and body are changing, and so is his relationship with you. How do you handle puberty? His schoolwork? Health and hygiene? Don't worry, The First-Time Mom's Guide to Raising Boys will walk you through all of it with clear and proven advice from a mom of four (yes, four ) boys.
Learn how to be a supportive resource and a role model for your son, and how to talk to him about the challenges he'll face. Find strategies for everything from teaching social responsibility to helping him build self-esteem and integrity.
This is your complete resource for raising boys:
- Tackling the tough stuff--Address important issues like puberty, sex, consent, and mental health, with advice for initiating crucial conversations.
- For modern families--Explore advice that works for families of all types, plus tips for raising boys in the ever-expanding digital worlds of YouTube, Twitch, and more.
- Moments of reflection--Each chapter ends with thought-provoking questions that encourage you to think about your hopes and fears as a parent, and identify your values and priorities.
Connect with your son and set him up for a happier adulthood with this ultimate guide to raising boys.
About the Author
JENNIFER L.W. FINK is the mother of four boys and the creator of BuildingBoys.net. She's also cohost of the podcast On Boys: Real Talk about Parenting, Teaching & Reaching Tomorrow's Men, and a freelance journalist whose writing has been published by the New York Times, The Washington Post, and more.