Sunday, September 20, 2009
Welcome to Day 7 of my birthday giveaway! On Friday, the giveaway book, You’d Be So Pretty If…, was for parents of daughters. Today’s giveaway book is for parents of boys! The title is:
The Art of Nurturing Boys
By Stephen James and David Thomas
Book Description (from the back cover):
A boy’s endless imagination, hunger for adventure, and passionate spirit are matched only by his deep desire to be affirmed, esteemed, and loved.
Yet over the past few decades, our culture has adopted a model of parenting and educating children that doesn’t affirm, celebrate, or embrace a boy’s hunger, passion or wildness, but rather seeks to tame it. As a result, many parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors find themselves frustrated, confused, and wearied by boys’ behavior.
The truth is, boys don’t need to be tamed—they need to be understood, loved, challenged, and encouraged.
Wild Things helps parents, teachers, mentors and others understand and explore the hearts, minds, and ways of boys and the vital role that parents and caregivers play on the journey to manhood.
Based on clinical research and filled with practical tips and suggestions, Wild Things gives fresh insight and much-needed encouragement on the road to raising boys.
About the Authors:
Stephen James, M.A., is a private-practice therapist in Nashville, Tennessee, and is also on staff at Fellowship Bible Church as pastor of congregational care. Stephen earned his master’s degree in counseling from Mars Hill Graduate School in Seattle, Washington. He is husband to Heather, as well as father to Emma Claire; Elijah; and twins, Henry and Teddy.
David Thomas is a therapist and director of counseling for men and boys at Daystar Counseling in Nashville, Tennessee. He did his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Tennessee. David lives in Nashville with his wife, Connie; daughter, Lily; and twins, Baker and Witt.
To enter to win a copy of this very helpful book, simply leave a comment answering the question:
What do you find most challenging—and most rewarding—about raising boys?
One winner will be randomly selected from the qualified entries received by September 21, 2009, at midnight EST. One entry per person please. Make sure you leave an email address if it’s not on your Blogger page. Winners have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.
CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to hilary, who wrote: "Challenging for me raising my boy is the wildness of boys and how to cope and not knock that spirit out of them, rewarding is watching his antics, his grin, and finding his own little personality, but most of all I love a little boys true nature, so kind."
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