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Single Moms Raising Sons: Preparing Boys to Be Men When There's No Man Around [Paperback]

By Dana S. Chisholm (Author)
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Will your son grow into a well-adjusted adult if there's no man in the house for him to look up to? Can you provide him with the strength and wisdom that most boys receive from their fathers? Many women are on their own when it comes to raising children. It's a tough job-especially for moms raising boys. Dana S. Chisholm writes from her experience as the single mother of two boys. From financial concerns to teaching a boy to be a macho, she knows what it's like to try to see life through a boy's eyes. She understands your struggle and shares ways you can support and help your son-even when his dad lets him down again and again. If you're a woman raising a boy on your own, this book will give you the honest insight, advice, and guidance you need to raise your son to be the solid Christian man you want him to be.

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How can a single mother provide her son with the strength and wisdom most boys receive from their fathers? How will her son learn to be a good man without a healthy male influence around?In today's world, many women--single mothers, grandmothers, even military wives--are left with the responsibility of raising children on their own. Being a single parent comes with many challenges, but for women one of the most difficult is to raise sons to be strong men and good fathers without a healthy male role model in the home. In Single Moms Raising Sons, Dana Serrano Chisholm speaks from her own experience as a single mother of two boys and inspires other single moms to partner with God--the Father of the fatherless. She teaches them to find strength and wisdom as they allow Christ to be their partner in very real ways--helping them raise their children.From financial concerns to passing on macho, Single Moms Raising Sons supplies honest insight, unifying encouragement, and practical applications to guide mothers as they raise their boys to be the solid, Christian men they want them to be.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.94" Width: 6.74" Height: 0.49"
Weight:   0.54 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2007
Publisher   BEACON HILL PRESS #29
ISBN  0834123088  
ISBN13  9780834123083  

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More About Dana S. Chisholm

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Dana S. Chisholm is the single mother of two boys. Among many other accomplishments, she is the founder of the Women's Resource Network, conducts volunteer-training workshops, is involved in national and regional research projects, and assists with strategic planning and consulting for life-affirming organizations nationwide. She is also actively involved in her church and in community projects, small groups, and outreach efforts to single moms.

Dana S. Chisholm was born in 1967.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Single Moms Raising Sons: Preparing Boys to Be Men When There's No Man Around?

Refreshing  Mar 3, 2010
The anecdotes shared in this book are refreshingly honest. The lessons she shares from her own life contain many insights into not only the mental and emotional needs of young boys, but also contain practical ways that she was able to address those needs. I plan on using many of her strategies in dealing with my own 3 1/2 year old son.

On another note, though this is written from a Christian perspective, I see how people from other religious traditions could still benefit from the basic principles and wisdom Dana shares throughout the book and make it applicable to their own lives, traditions, and beliefs.

This is not a reference book on being a single mom, but rather it's a light, uplifting read packed with insight and wisdom. I find myself picking it up time and again when I'm having a difficult day.
AMAZING!  Mar 27, 2009
This book is perfect for single moms with boys! It gives great, realistic, Christian advice on making your little boy into a great man of God. Its exactly what the Christian world needs to minister to single moms.
The BEST Book!  Aug 1, 2008
I love this book. I have tried to read books on raising your child on your own but found them dull, preachy, not applicable, etc. But this book is wonderful, light hearted, humorous, inspiring and insightful. There are many ideas that I am going to use and I also found a closer bond in my faith. I am reassured and a little less worried after finishing this book. It's nice to know I am not alone and I am not the only one who thinks and worries over little things!
Such A Useful Topic!  Jun 27, 2008
Wow, it's about time somebody wrote a book about this! I have experience in trying to raise my boys without their dad in the house, so I can immediately relate to this author.

I was surprised by how much humor is here --- plus how much help. It's nice to know that we don't struggle alone, other people have been here too, and they've learned some things to pass along!

See below for my choice of "best book" about single parenting.

Lauren Hodge
Apple Valley, California
I highly recommend: Raising Great Kids on Your Own: A Guide and Companion for Every Single Parent
excellent  Jan 7, 2008
great advice. very encouraging. one of the best books I've read for encouragement as a single mother with a son.

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