I really enjoy reading parenting books. I think this stems from a) a love of reading and b) a love of learning. I know that before long I am going to be reading a lot of books that specifically deal with raising boys (right now I am just reading a lot of baby development books).
A friend of Matthew’s and mine, Stephen James and his friend David Thomas recently wrote a book called Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys. Though it is geared toward parents who are raising boys a bit older than Elias through the teenage years, I think it shares a lot of practical wisdom, with a Christian foundation. It breaks out the different stages boys go through (The Explorer, The Lover, etc.), the mind of a boy and the heart of a boy. The book also has a Hot Topics section like dating, ADHD and pornography.
I love this from the introduction:
Though I am not too far into the book yet, I can tell I am going to really like it and wanted to share it with those of you who have boys or have friends who are raising boys. I always thought I would be a mommy of girls (I get girls), so I am sure parenting Elias will be even more of an adventure for me. I know that since God blessed my life with Elias, He clearly knows that I was meant to be a mommy of at least one boy. 🙂