Congratulations to Tricia Marble, the winner! If you didn’t win, but you really wish you had, you can get a $10 discount registration to Boot Camp 9-12 at this link! Starts tonight!
I thought we were failures.
We’d worked so hard to raise our boys in a Biblical way and now it seemed like our oldest son, who’d been excited about learning, fun-loving, and obedient was always either losing his temper or crying that nobody loved him(!). What in the world!
I wondered if all those dire predictions that we’d rue the day we had so many boys when they got to be teens <cue ominous music>. He was only nine or ten. What would we face then? Was it inevitable that our sweet boys would become awful teens and we’d hate parenthood?
We had some things to learn about shepherding our young men through those hormonal years. Had to let go of some baggage from our own teen years. Had to learn to control our own mouths and deal with things Biblically instead of culturally. Had to learn the right balance of expectations, supervision, and independence. In the end, though, the teen years have been super! And, the years between nine and twelve are critical.
We’re helping our sixth son through those challenging years right now. One of his older brothers said, “Mom, it seems like when a boy hits nine or ten years old, his head gets harder and his brain gets softer.” He didn’t appreciate it much, but some days it sure seems true!
We realized that there are probably a lot of folks who are right where we were – dealing with brains full of mush, thinking they’re failures and not knowing what to do next, so we put together something that has worked out just great:
Boot Camp 9-12
We meet together with a small group of parents online for five lively, funny, and encouraging weekly sessions. We hang around after the presentation to chat together as a group and answer all your questions. It’s really a lot of fun! Many people have told us it changed their family life, too.
It works great because having the information over a period of weeks gives you time to think and pray about it, put ideas into practice in your home, and ask questions afterward. It’s learning that lasts.
The next session starts January 7th (this Monday) at 8pm Eastern. We’d love to have you join us! It’s only $39 and if you hang around for all the discussion, that’s about $4 an hour for personalized encouragement from the authors of the award-winning book Raising Real Men! Click here to register now!
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I’d love to see you there and get a chance to know you!