What a Difference a Mom Makes
Any mom-of-a-son picking up this book would look through the table of contents and go to the chapter that seemed most relevant, wouldn't she? It's what I did and my son is almost out of his twenty-somethings. I saw the words "daily battles" and knew that was the one for me. And what I read there gave me a good appreciation for the wisdom of the author. By focusing on the three things that matter most in your son's life attitude, behavior, and character he puts those daily interactions into perspective. Whether he was talking about confusing self-worth with self-esteem, responding rather than reacting, avoiding power struggles, allowing consequences, the importance of follow-through, or expecting the best, this author made sense. I have a great relationship with my son, but we had our moments back then. If you're "having moments" right now or if you want to look back with your twenty-something son and recognize ways in which you've been valuable to his growth and development as a man, then you'll appreciate this book. It's obvious Dr Kevin Leman understands the relationship between a mom and her son. It's obvious, too, that his words can enable you to make a better contribution to the man your son will become. 259 pgs, pb. ~ Janice
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.