As a member of the Timberdoodle Review Team, I was recently sent a copy of the book, Raising Real Men, by Hal and Melanie Young to review. It was a joy to read this book!
Hal and Melanie Young are the parents of 6 boys and 2 girls. I think they might have a little know-how and experience in raising boys, don’t you? This book was written from their own experiences in raising their boys, and they share what they believe needs to be done to raise real men.
I know that as a girl, I find the male psyche a bit difficult to understand at times. I grew up with one brother and my dad. I now am the only girl in my current household with my husband and son. At times they leave me honestly perplexed. Boys just think differently. So trying to raise a boy can be a challenge for those of us who don’t think the same way. Raising a boy to be manly and a real man is even more difficult.
One thing that I appreciated in this book is how they talked about the importance of our sons having good role models. It is easier for our boys to become real men if they see good examples of what it is to be one. For this, I am thankful for my husband. He is a wondeful role model for our son. But he doesn’t have to be the only role model. My son has wonderful grandfathers and uncles who can model what it means to be a real man. We are certainly blessed in this respect.
The book is filled with 254 pages of wonderful insights about boys. These insights are based on biblical principles and I will be turning to this book over and over again to help me raise my real man over the years. It was certainly a delight to read this book, and I highly recommend it for any mom of boys. I have had several “Aha!” moments while reading and digesting this book. I am thankful to the Young’s for sharing their insights and advice.
As a member of Timberdoodle’s Blogger Review Team I received a free copy of Raising Real Men in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.