Sep 18, 2012

Book Review: What a Difference a Mom Makes by Kevin Leman

Back Cover: Boys will be boys--always.
And no one has a more powerful impact on them than you, Mom.

Surprise! Your boy wants to please you, and he cares deeply about what you think. Those driving needs will stay with him throughout his lifetime. That gives you, Mom, a lot of influence over your son. You can set him up for success in life.

In What a Difference a Mom Makes, the New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman reveals how you can make a positive imprint on your son--from the moment you first hold him in your arms until the moment he leaves for college. And the best news? It's never too late to start, no matter what age your son is now.

Through Dr. Leman's expert advice, you'll understand who your son is on the inside, the truth behind sibling squabbles (and how to handle them), a secret for discipline that works every time, and how to navigate the critical teen years. You'll also discover how your parenting style impacts your relationship with your son and how you can respond in a healthy way to his growing interest in sex and relationships.

Want to capture your boy's heart? Want a man you'll be proud to call your son? You can make a difference, because you are the one who matters most in your boy's world.

Even if he won't admit it.

My Review: I have a one-year-old son, and so when I was offered this book to review, I jumped at the chance. I want to be the best mother that I can be. I want my son to grow to be a man of God, a man of honor and integrity, a man that I can be proud of. Though the advice given is not new, Dr. Leman presents it in a way that is easy to read, and challenging to follow. I appreciate how he breaks down the roll of mother at different periods of a boy's life. I know that no two people are the same, and my son may not follow the patterns set out in the book, but it does give me an idea of the direction that I'm heading. What I really liked about the book was the goal. This book isn't about getting your boy to behave today, it's about training him to be a man, starting today. As I said, my son is only a year, but there are things that I can do with him now to help him be the best man that he can be, and I'm dedicated to that cause.
My Rating:

My Recommendation: I highly recommend this book to mothers of boys.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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