"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."
Out of all of the books I chose to review in September, this was the one I was looking forward to the most. As a mother to two sons aged 5 and almost 7, I was immediately drawn to this book just upon reading the description. My sons own my heart, and yet sometimes I have questioned whether I am making an impact into their lives. My eyes were opened after reading this book concerning just how much my sons need me, even if it doesn't seem like it. Ever since reading this book, I have noticed the little things that each of them do where they are subtly looking for my approval. Things that I use to just brush off as nothing, I now see in a completely different life. It was an eye opener to me when Dr.Leman talked about how my relationship with my boys has an impact on the choice of my future daughter-in-laws!
I plan on reading this book again, even slower this time, to make sure I catch every little tidbit. Then I plan on passing it around to all my friends with sons. My husband was even so impressed with the stuff I was telling him about the book that he wants to read it. He also wants to pick up the book Dr. Leman wrote concerning daughters and fathers so he can improve his relationship with out little girl! I highly recommend this book to any mother out there who has a son. It will change the way you parent them. It's never too late!
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