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Wild Things

The Art of Nurturing Boys
Narrated by: David Colacci
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
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Playing off the themes in the Caldecott Medal-winning children's book Where the Wild Things Are, this informative, practical, and encouraging guide will help parents guide boys down the path to healthy and authentic manhood.

Wild Things addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual parts of a boy, written by two therapists who are currently engaged in clinical work with boys and their parents and who are also fathers raising five sons. This book contains chapters such as "Sit Still! Pay Attention!", "Deficits and Disappointments", and "Rituals, Ceremonies, and Rites of Passage".

©2009 Stephen James and David Thomas (P)2016 Tantor

What the critics say

"This worthy, engaging owner's manual on boys aged two to 22 is written from a reserved, supportive Christian perspective." ( Library Journal)

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Essential reading!

I absolutely loved this book. .y only regret is that I didn't read it sooner. Beautifully laid out, following boys through there journey from young boys to young men, this book is filled with wisdom, humour, and love. Nurturing our boys must be our priority, and this book helps show us the way.

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  • LittleSproutGrowing
  • 2016-03-25

Awesome book about raising boys

one of the best books I've read on raising boys. love the breakdown of ages and way its organized. highly recommend.

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  • Danielle Ward
  • 2020-03-31

Helped me understand my boys

As a single mom of two boys, this books was very helpful. I listened to it on audible and plan to buy a paperback copy to look through as they grow.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-06-21

A read for every mother and father with boys!

Filling your toolbox with tools to help raise your son, this book is the one!

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  • Devin Derstine
  • 2019-01-13

Excellent

One of the best books out there on this topic in my opinion. I like the exact guiding tips and the references and recommendations of other literature.

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  • kellianne cadigan
  • 2020-07-29

Two Boys

As a mom of two boys, one being 1.5 the other 3.5 years old I have to say this book is GOLD!! After I finished this book I shared it on social media to let the world know that this book is a fantastic listen/read. My husband listened to it shortly after me and the next thing I know he got us the paper back so that we could highlight our favorite parts! Highly recommended!

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  • Jaclyn
  • 2019-11-17

Great Book!

I really enjoyed the tips and advice from the authors. I would highly recommend this to any parent of boys!!

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  • SWat77
  • 2019-10-15

Great read for learning how to rear your boy(s)

Great read for beginning your journey on principles and rearing your boy. the authors did an excellent job of pulling out significant boy themes and developmental stages and giving practical strategies for the parent/caregiver to execute. This book is written by Christian psychologist who seem to have a good handle on real-world boy life. the insights seem to be non-judgemental and empirically and experientially based. this would definitely be a great addition to a parent's library. The authors do a good job of giving other books and resources to explore.

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  • AmzGo
  • 2019-03-20

full of information, if you do not mind length !

could have been short!.....but I like the content.some time repetitive. I like the division of boys journey to 4 beautiful phrase. so true!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-17

very insightful

Wish I had this book 10 years ago. Thankful to have found it now. If you have a bit it's a must read!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-10-18

Practical advice

Great book. Wish I had this sooner. Very practical advice on raising, nurturing and loving boys.