"Excellent advice on bringing up boys…"
Of all the parenting books on my shelf this is the one I've gone back to most for advice. I'm the mother of two boys and it has been invaluable, especially the chapters on 'Channeling boys energy' and 'Allowing Boys to be their best'. I thoroughly recommend it as a handy guide. You don't have to read it from cover to cover and can dip into it from time to time.Read moreLess
"A handy how-to manual on getting the best from your boys…"
How lovely it is to read a book from someone who really 'gets' boys. As a Beaver Scout leader and the mother of a lovely, but incredibly lively and often challenging six-year-old, this is a great book to dip in and out of when you need to remind yourself how to get the best from boys of all ages. Lucinda has 'been there and done that' with her own and other people's boys and there are some useful examples of how to deal with different kinds of behaviour - and like other reviewers I often find myself remembering the three F's when I'm near to pulling my hair out! From my experience there are also a few teachers who could do with reading this book too, to understand how to get the best from boys at school!Read moreLess
"I can strongly recommend Lucinda's book as a mum to…"
I can strongly recommend Lucinda's book as a mum to two boys and a secondary school teacher the book definately helped me to understand some of the behaviours and how to deal with everyday situations with new energy and strategies. I have also attended Lucinda's presentation and was so impressed booked her to present to the parents of the students I teach.Read moreLess
"As a mum of two boys, this book is a…"
As a mum of two boys, this book is a Godsend. I have recommended it to most of my friends especially those with sons. It is a must read for every mum of boys. Thanks you Lucinda, you are my hero.Read moreLess
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"This book is a fantastic read - you don't need…"
This book is a fantastic read - you don't need to read from cover to cover, just dip in as and when situations arises with teens or young children in general. Great for Dads to check it out discretely, as well. I have mine under my pillow - making it easy access for my husband to thumb through.Read moreLess
"This book is excellent and clearly explains boys' behaviour and…"
This book is excellent and clearly explains boys' behaviour and strategies to help them cope with school and behave at home. Boys need challenges so making things you have to do into a game for example can help the day run more smoothly. You have to read this it gives great insight and practical advice to parents.Read moreLess
"In a society that fears 'youth' this helpful & practical…"
In a society that fears 'youth' this helpful & practical book celebrates boys and teaches both parents & communities how to do our best to raise secure, responsible & emotionally literate boys.
Mum of two young boys & volunteer youth leader, this book has taught me something of how boys/young men tick, how to best communicate with them and how to stimulate & encourage them to enjoy the very best out of life.
This book has taught me that boys value 'excitement, humour, courage & justice' and has positive ideas about how to channel their energy rather than quash it.
It is very accessible, clearly written and laid out and challenged me to check myself for how & what I am communicating through my actions, words, tone of voice etc...
With good examples of action & words in different situations, the book shows how to build up my boys, give them good values, appropriate boundaries that they understand, and enable them to communicate and be responsible for their actions/choices.
I bought the book having skimmed a friend's copy on her recommendation and am so pleased I did. I now feel I have the words & means to try and create a fun & respectful atmosphere in our family and a resource to keep returning to both now with young sons and as they grow into young men.
Definitely a worthwhile buy.Read moreLess
"Brilliant, practical and full of implementable ideas to help build…"
Brilliant, practical and full of implementable ideas to help build better relationships with our lovely boys. Boys are a lot of fun but often get a bad rap. This book helps us understand our boys so we can enjoy them a whole lot more. I will always remember the 3 'f's' when attempting to manage my son's behaviour - FIRM, FAIR, and FUN. I recommended this to a friend with three boys and she loved every bit of it.Read moreLess
"As a mother of two teenage girls, I thought it…"
As a mother of two teenage girls, I thought it good to get a better insight into the world of boys. This did that and so much more. I always knew boys to be very different from girls, but through reading this book, I could understand in which ways and the reason for them, so much better. Thank you to the author for this enlightenment.Read moreLess