Encourage Your Boys With a Little Help from Raising Boys By Design

As a parent of boys, you know that they are unique, different, and special.  Raising Boys by Design, by Gregory L Jantz, PhD, and Michael Gurian, is a helpful resource that we as parents can turn to that will help us guide our boys through the unique challenges they face.   You know that your son was created for great things, but he needs your help to appreciate his unique male design and to grow into the strong loving man God created him to be.

Raising Boys by Design
Boys are unique and we can encourage them in their uniqueness with a little help from one of our favorite books.

Packed with doable strategies and eye-opening examples of what’s really going on inside a boy’s brain, Raising Boys by Design offers a practical blueprint to help you build a HERO–one who values Honor, Enterprise, Responsibility, and Originality. Among other things, you’ll learn how to help your son:

• strengthen his character, resilience, and self-discipline
• nurture genuine compassion and empathy
• process words and emotions in ways that fit his brain chemistry
• succeed in school and hone crucial life skills
• develop a healthy perspective of sexuality
• avoid the pitfalls of media and technology
• embark on a lifelong adventure of faith

Raising Boys by Design is one of our go-to resource books for raising boys, but don’t take our word for it.  Here are some reviews we’ve found to be insightful:

Raising Boys by Design is a fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable read. It’s marvelously inspiring, well thought out, and academically supported, but it’s also an intuitive guide to raising boys. Every parent, teacher, and grandparent could benefit from this work.”
—Gary Thomas, author of Sacred Marriage and Sacred Parenting

“Blending biblical truth with brain science, Raising Boys by Design is truly a ground-breaking resource that offers much-needed insights for guiding boys toward health and success in every area of life.”
—Tim Clinton, PhD, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors and executive director of the Center for Counseling and Family Studies at Liberty University

“Raising boys in today’s world is no easy task. We need to understand how boys process their emotions and deal with bullying, peer pressure, technology and other important issues—all of which are covered here. This must-read resource helps equip families to raise sons who will be well adjusted and heroes for life.”
—Linda Mintle, PhD, author of Raising Healthy Kids in an Unhealthy World

“We live in a society where it’s dangerous to be a normal, rambunctious, healthy boy. High energy is labeled hyperactive, competitiveness to excel is deemed selfish, and single-mindedness in completion of a task is considered insensitive. Society’s constant attack on normal maleness instills a destructive insecurity and sense of inferiority into countless thousands of otherwise normal healthy men. Raising Boys by Designbrilliantly exposes this destructive trend while providing meaningful insights and applicable solutions. If you want to protect your sons from the corrosive effects of today’s world and empower them to become men after God’s own heart, then this book is for you.”
—Timothy R. Jennings, MD, author of The God-Shaped Brain, president-elect of the Tennessee Psychiatric Association, and chairman, board of regents, of the Southern Psychiatric Association

Raising Boys by Design is a clearly written and helpful book that integrates biblical truth and findings from brain science to enable sons to thrive as they grow up into adulthood.”
—Siang-Yang Tan, PhD, professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary and author of Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective

Besides, Raising Boys by Design, JM Cremp’s has several excellent books on raising boys.

Boys Should Be Boys by Meg Meeder, M.D.

The Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson

Raising Real Men:  Surviving, Teaching and Appreciating Boys by Hal and Melanie Young 

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2 thoughts on “Encourage Your Boys With a Little Help from Raising Boys By Design

  1. I would like to buy the Raising Boys by Design book but there is no link to Amazon. It would be really helpful if there was a link…hint, hint… 🙂

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