Strong Mothers, Strong Sons
Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary MenBook - 2014
"Calling upon thirty years of experience as a pediatrician, Meg Meeker, M.D., a highly sought after national speaker, assistant professor of clinical medicine, and mother of four, shares the secrets that every mother needs to know in order to strengthen--or rebuild--her relationship with her son. Boys today face unique challenges and pressures, and the burden on mothers to guide their boys through them can feel overwhelming. This empowering book offers a road map to help mothers find the strength and confidence to raise extraordinary sons by providing encouragement, education, and practical advice about : the need for mothers to exercise courage and be bolder and more confident about advising and directing their boys ; the crucial role mothers play in expressing love to sons in healthy ways so they learn to respect and appreciate women as they grow up ; the importance of teaching sons about the values of hard work, community service, and a well-developed inner life ; the natural traps mothers of boys often fall into--and how to avoid them ; the need for a mother to heal her own wounds with the men in her life so she can raise her son without baggage and limitations ; the best ways to survive the moments when the going gets tough and a mom's natural ways of communicating--talking, analyzing, exploring--only fuel the fire. When a mother holds her baby boy for the first time, she also instinctively knows something else: If she does her job right and raises her son with self-esteem, support, and wisdom, he will become the man she knows he was meant to be"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 
Edition: First Edition
Branch Call Number: 306.8743 M4714S 2014
Characteristics: xix, 341 pages ; 25 cm