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Strong Mothers, Strong Sons - by Meg Meeker (Paperback)

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  • A timely and empowering book featuring "solid, practical advice for women on how to properly nurture their sons" (Kirkus Reviews).
  • About the Author: Meg Meeker, M.D., is the author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters; Boys Should Be Boys; and The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers.
  • 368 Pages
  • Family + Relationships, Parenting

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About the Book



Originally published in hardcover in 2014 by Ballantine Books.



Book Synopsis



A timely and empowering book featuring "solid, practical advice for women on how to properly nurture their sons" (Kirkus Reviews).

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, M.D., 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.



Review Quotes




Praise for Strong Mothers, Strong Sons

"Solid, practical advice for women on how to properly nurture their sons."--Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Meg Meeker, M.D.

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

"Dr. Meeker's conclusions are timely, relevant, and often deeply moving. No one interested in what girls experience growing up in our culture today--and the impact that parents, especially fathers, have on the experience--can afford to miss reading this book."--Armand M. Nicholi, Jr., M.D., professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

"Reassuring and challenging . . . a helpful road map for concerned fathers [that] tackles difficult issues."--National Review

Boys Should Be Boys

"If you want to raise a boy you'll be proud of, read Boys Should Be Boys."--Dave Ramsey, author of The Total Money Makeover

"Filled with inspirational vignettes, Boys Should Be Boys empowers parents to stay involved and protect their sons' innocence. It's a wonderfully written and eye-opening book--a must-read."--Neil Bernstein, Ph.D., author of There When He Needs You

The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers

"Offers practical ways to help you let go of 'mom guilt' in order to become a happier, healthier woman."--Parent & Child

"Just about any mom, or dad, can find useful wisdom in this book."--Associated Press



About the Author



Meg Meeker, M.D., is the author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters; Boys Should Be Boys; and The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers. She has been a physician practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine, working with children and their parents, for more than thirty years. Dr. Meeker is the mother of four children and lives and works with her husband in northern Michigan.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .6 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 368
Genre: Family + Relationships
Sub-Genre: Parenting
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Theme: Motherhood
Format: Paperback
Author: Meg Meeker
Language: English
Street Date: April 7, 2015
TCIN: 16854546
UPC: 9780345518101
Item Number (DPCI): 247-41-1623
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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