Friday, May 3, 2013

Book Review - What A Son Needs From His Mom by Cheri Fuller

Do you have a son? 

Then you will need this book!  Cheri Fuller's book is a fantastic resource for any mom trying to raise her son.  The back cover copy says:
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Ever Feel Like Your Son Is From a Different Planet?
Don't worry, Mom. There's a good reason why your son perplexes you. He's the OPPOSITE sex! Boys really do think, communicate, and process the world differently than girls. But no matter your son's age, he needs you, and he needs you in not-so-apparent ways.
With page after page of use-it-today advice and encouraging stories, this book will help you steer your son toward becoming a caring, confident young man.
From the very beginning of the book I found helpful advice, encouraging words and hundreds of "ah-ha" moments. Fuller's open and honest approach places the reader at ease. She tackles the hard questions with kindness and insight. She balances the technical information with the emotional aspect very well.

Each chapter has Reflection Questions for using in a group setting, or alone allowing you to dig deeper into your own parenting experience. I read the book on my own but
could definitely see the value of sharing this book with a group of moms. To hear other moms having the same concerns and issues is encouraging, but it is also to see how boys are all unique as well.

I especially enjoyed the chapter on A Mom Who Stays Connected. This is the area I have struggled with as my teenage son grows and changes and develops interests that aren't as easy to be involved in. The chapter gave me ideas that I could implement TODAY to make a difference in my son's life as well as long term hopes and goals.

A very valuable resource for moms with boys!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


  1. Oh goodness....this one too!!

  2. Well, you know where to find it! When you are ready ...