Friday, February 18, 2011

Review: What Your Son Isn't Telling You

Even though my son has not yet entered the teenage years, I found What Your Son Isn't Telling You, by Michael Ross and Susie Shellenberger, great preparation in “unlocking the secret world of teen boys".  Having been a teen girl at one time, I felt a bit more equipped when my daughter entered the teen years.  However, I recognize that teen boys are entirely different creatures and the turbulent teenage years of boys were not going to look the same as girls. 

Through discussion of topics such as the needs of teen boys, risk taking, anger and depression, potential battlegrounds, rejection of Christianity, and sexuality, the authors help parents reach and assist their teen sons though greater understanding.  I found the numerous quotes of teen boys throughout the book to be especially helpful.

Ross and Shellenberger give parents a glimpse into issues that concern a teen boy the most, where the greatest challenges lie, strategies to walk along side your teen son, and  how to keep the communication lines open.  This is an excellent read for both moms and dads, even if your son has not hit the teen years yet.  After reading What Your Son Isn't Telling You, I certainly feel better equipped for when I'll be mom to a teenage boy in a couple of years.

Disclaimer:  I was provided the product free of charge by Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. I have received no other compensation.


Our Village is a Little Different said...

Thanks for this review. I've got some tween boys - and I'll likely want to read this soon.

Christi said...

Great review! Definitely a book I'll be looking for, my oldest two are 16 and 14; I must admit that I'm a little lost with them. I need all the help I can get.

Mari said...

This sounds like a book my dh and I would like to read. As our son gets older, we appreciate resources like this.