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Strong Mothers, Strong Sons: Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Men

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Marguerite Gavin

12 Hours 56 Minutes

Tantor Media

April 2014

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From the moment a mother holds her newborn son, his eyes tell her that she is his world. But often, as he grows up, the boy who needs her simultaneously pushes her away. Calling upon thirty years of experience as a pediatrician, Meg Meeker, MD, 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.

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  • Rhonda Robertson

    WOW! I learned so many timely lessons from this book. It has helped me on numerous occasions to respond to my newly 13 year old son in more appropriate ways. We still have a long way to go, but at least I have a reference to go back to in this season of our lives. BRAVO. This is a must read for moms who are single with sons. It is also beneficial to any woman who has influence in the life of a pre teen, tween or teenage boy.

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  • Mitasia P.

    this was an amazing read! my son is 7 months old, I'm a first time mommy and my pediatrician recommended this book as she was in the process of reading it. this book made me want to heal from hurt in my own life and from my childhood so I can be the absolute best mommy to my baby boy. I listened to the audio version while driving, working (lol) and cleaning/doing housework. I am going to purchase a hard copy so I can reflect and revisit throughout the years as needed. Easily one of the best books I've ever read in my 29 years of life!

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