Having just studied the function and design of the human brain, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review the book, Raising Boys by Design, by Gregory L Jantz, PhD and Michael Gurian. With a unique blend of science and the truths of the Bible, the authors carefully craft a well thought out set of instructions that detail the divine design of your boy’s life, and than put an action plan in place for you as a parent to implement during your son’s journey to manhood.
Having raised one son into adulthood, and still headlong into the journey with our youngest son, all while having two amazing young ladies in our home; I especially enjoyed the chapters that dealt with the structural differences in the brains of male and females. Many times the words on the page rang true, especially during the discussion of gray and white matter circuitry areas of the brain. It became quite obvious that there are ways that I as a parent could implement, to make our day to day household tasks run in a smoother fashion.
Raising Boys By Design, doesn’t just read like a textbook, but rather transition’s into a how to manual, with practical advice for parents of boys. They call this section of the book, Putting it to Work. After all, parenting does take work. Lots of work. With a roadmap for success, like that of Raising Boys by Design, I believe parents will be given a new set of tools to make the repairs necessary in their household.
I was provided a free copy of this book by Waterbrook Multnomah for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.