Jun 7, 2014

Review: 5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Son

5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Son
5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Son by Vicki Courtney

My rating: 0 of 5 stars

Book description:

5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Son
by Vicki Courtney (Goodreads Author)
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 · rating details · 143 ratings · 31 reviews
From the cradle to college, tell your sons the truth about life before they believe the culture's lies.

For parents with boys newborn to eighteen, 5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Son will be as much a part of the boyhood journey as those Legos you're still finding under the sofa cushions and the garage full of sports equipment. Award-winning youth culture commentator Vicki Courtney helps moms and dads pinpoint and prepare the discussions that should be ongoing in a boy's formative years.

Fully addressing the dynamic social and spiritual issues and other influencers at hand, several chapters are written for each of the conversations, which are:

1. Don't define manhood by the culture's wimpy standards; it's okay to be a man!

2. What you don't learn to conquer may become your master.

3. Not everyone's doing it! (And other naked truths about sex you won't hear in the locker room.)

4. Boyhood is only for a season. P.S. It's time to grow up!

5. Godly men are in short supply-dare to become one!

The book also offers invaluable tips on having these conversations across the various stages of development: five and under, six to eleven, and twelve and up.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by B&H Books (first published May 2nd 2011)


I have been reading this book, sections at a time since I received it quite a while ago free for review. There are many string points that will help any parent and give you plenty to consider in how to properly guide your son (future man) in through out his childhood. I will refer to this book many times.

As with many books about raising our children, there will be things you agree with, things you don't, and things you never considered. I love that this book gave me many extra suggestions / excellent ideas to help my own son.

Growing up is tough and it is a parent's chief responsibility to educate themselves about TODAY ~ not back in the day when they were kids ~ educate and guide your children through THEIR childhood based on what the child needs to become a better man in the future.

We put our son in Cub Scouts hoping to get all that is offered to build his confidence, but have sadly found out that while leaders socialize and leave the young boys to themselves boys are still kicked out of games, told to shut up by other kids, & still sadly bullied & left out. Be aware of what is happening to your child and guide your child to proper behavior themselves. This book is full of good ideas & I will also be purchasing the accompanying book that goes with it.

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