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Hair-Raising Joys of Raising Boys, The [Paperback]

By Dave Meurer (Author)
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This hilarious yet insightful book explores the meaningful reflections that only dads can truly understand, and brings out the humor in the practical challenges of raising sons.

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"God designed parenthood to be an enormous character-building exercise," says frazzled dad Dave Meurer. In "The Hair-Raising Joys of Raising Boys," he explores the meaningful reflections (a.k.a. the laugh-out-loud occurrences and been-there-done-that moments) that only dads can truly understand. From the seemingly impossible task of imparting moral guidance to getting boys to take their cold medicine, this insightful book brings out the humor in the practical challenges of raising sons. Yes, bringing up boys is a monumental, multiyear battle--and that's just trying to get them to eat their vegetables But with Dave Meurer's help, readers will learn to value each moment with a little style, humor, and grace.
Previously Published as "Boyhood Daze"
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Item Specifications...

Studio: Revell
Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.06" Width: 4.32" Height: 0.48"
Weight:   0.24 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2006
Publisher   Baker Publishing Group
Edition  Reprinted  
ISBN  0800787293  
ISBN13  9780800787295  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Dave Meurer, the father of two sons and the author of several nonfiction books, currently works for the United States House of Representatives as an aide to a California congressman. He lives with his family in northern California.

Dave Meurer currently resides in the state of California. Dave Meurer was born in 1958.

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5Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > General
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Not what I was expecting  Jan 13, 2009
One dad's adventures, but it seemed pretty tame (and not the best writing either). Also, it had a decidely Christain-bent which I didn't expect.
Laughed out loud!  Jul 2, 2007
This book is great, quick read. I disagree that the Biblical references took away from this book -- if anything, I thought it drove home the book's message: Children learn from from what you do, not from what you say.

Merurer tells a story about trying to sit down and tell the story of David & Goliath to his two young sons... it inevitably turns into a fiasco of bodily-function-humor and when the boys finally get the message, it turns out to be as a result of something they observed their Dad doing when he didn't realize they were paying attention.

Half way through the book, I thought back and couldn't remember the author having come right out with a step-by-step... then I realized that he gets "it" across to the reader the same way he gets "it" across to his boys... with his actions.
Funny and an easy read  Jun 19, 2007
This is a great beach book or a fun little gift for anyone expecting a boy. Laugh out loud funny at times. My only complaint is the author's dependence on bible references. We get it. You're religious. But even as a catholic, I found it a bit preachy at times. It took away from the humor of the book.

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