It has now been a few weeks since I finished Bringing Up Boys by Dr. James Dobson, but I must say, his words have surely resonated in my head a few times since then, compelling to me to mother my two beloved boys in a certain way. It was a fantastic read and one I feel is worth digesting, especially for parents and grandparents of little boys!
Probably my most valuable lesson gleaned from Boys is that I can do a better job of celebrating my sons’ unique and wonderful boy-ness! Often I catch myself aghast and perplexed at these little wrestling, aggressive wonders. Dobson helped me understand that our day-to-day boy antics are really part of the general boy development framework. And gosh that makes a mama breathe a sigh of relief just when she needs it! Thank you, Dobson.