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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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Publisher's Summary

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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  • God's My Man
  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-10-08

This book awesome

This book gave me an idea on my son & an introduction on what it is to raise a boy ; many of the things said my kid does some of the funny things . I enjoyed this book and recommend it to moms like me whom actually didn’t have a clue about the difference in raising boys and the emotions behind them .


Thanks to the authors .

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  • Monica
  • 2018-05-08

great book

This book is a great read for mothers of boys of all ages. I really have learned a lot about how to raise my boys.

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  • jennifer purcha
  • 2018-02-08

Great book to gain insight of my precious son!

I loved this book, I didn’t wanna stop listening to it and I wish I read it sooner! So many great ways to relate to my son in every stage of life and I love all the ways that this book dares you to keep your son little and exploring yet being able to then guide him into his adult years, this book is perfect for mom and dad!

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  • Alma Villalobos
  • 2018-01-29

Great and relevant advice

I liked the way the authors breakdown boy age groups and behavior accordingly . Good addition to parent library especially if you have daughters and sons. Gives ideas on others books to read for parents , books for boys and movies you can see with your kids that enrich their learning and yours as well. It also shed a lot of light on why adult men behave the way they do when it comes to parenting ...nice surprise . AVS