Friday, September 9, 2011

Book review: "Raising Real Men" (Young)

Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching and Appreciating Boys 
Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching and Appreciating Boys” by Hal & Melanie Young

We purchased this book at the annual homeschooling conference in April 2011.  We had heard Hal & Melanie speak and I really enjoyed how down to earth they were.  Melanie was very real about “keeping all the plates spinning” and the joys and challenges of parenting boys and teaching in a busy household.

This book is easy to get into and reads very much like they present.  As parents of six boys and two girls, they have much practical advice and encouragement to share. 

I enjoyed it and would recommend it especially to parents of boys.  It covers topics such as “Resisting Feminization”, and “Violence and Scripture”, and has chapters on “Doing Real Things”, Your Own School For Boys”, and “KP Isn’t Women’s Work”.  You can read a sample chapter on their page here.

The book won the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year award for 2011.  You can get more information about them at

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