Raising Real Men and Hero Tales Giveaway!

Have you entered our giveaway of the Homeschool Legacy Unit Study yet?  The giveaway is still going on!

And today I have another exciting giveaway- this time a package to offer to one of my readers today!

Are you a mom of boys?  Do you know a mom of boys?

I grew up with one sister.  Until I was 16 and then my baby brother was given to us by the Lord.  I was like a second mother to him and doted on his everyday. Yet, when I became a mother, having spent most of my years with just a sister, which meant tea parties and dolls, I felt unprepared for raising boys.  Now having been given 4 boys (along with 3 girls and another baby on the way) I still feel the need everyday for wisdom on how to raise the next generation of leaders.  That’s why I want to glean from those that have gone before me in this endeavor.

Hal and Melanie Young have six boys in their home (as well as their two girls).  They have written a practical, encouraging book called:

Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching and Appreciating Boys

I was privileged to meet the Youngs at the Teach Them Diligently Conference last year.  One of the things that struck me was their joyful, upbeat attitudes and zest for life that they exhibited.  Mixing in humor with deep content, Hall and Melanie offer advice and wisdom to navigate our boys through their growing up years.  Here is a look at their table of contents:

[box]Introduction: The Challenge of Boys 17
Part One: Virtues In The Rough . . . . 23
A Marred Image
Resisting Feminization
Manly Virtues
Someone To Look Up To . . . . . . . . . . . 31
What Kind Of Heroes?
Boys Need Heroes
What Is A Hero?
What Does The Bible Say About Heroes?
The First And The Ultimate
Heroes Between “First” And “Ultimate”
Visual Media
Dealing With Mixed Content In Film And TV
Heroes From History
Fictional Characters
Is There Not A Cause? . . . . . . . . . . . 49
A Biblical View Of Adventure And Recklessness
Bring On The BoldnessAdventure In The Cause Of Christ
When To Comfort, When To Encourage
An Age For Risk
Standing Alone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
The Way It Used To Be
Getting It All Backwards
Responsibility, Then Freedom
Avoiding Disaster
Learning To Stand
Taking Up Arms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Violence And Scripture
Principles Of Play
A Time For Real Weapons
Who’s In Charge Here? . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
What The Bible Says About Leadership
Learn To Obey Before You Learn To Lead
A Matter Of Discipline
Developing The Next Generation’s Leaders
Starting Small
Servant Leaders
Racing to Win . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Future Leaders
The Biblical View Of Competition
The Puritan View Of Games And CompetitionMaking Competition A Good Part Of Our Sons’ Lives
Academic Incentive, Too
Lessons To Teach And Learn In Competition
Families Should Be Cautious About Too Much, Too
What If Your Son Is “Gifted”?
Doing Real Things . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Part Two: Civilization for the Tough 131
First Things . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
In Your Heart
Teach Them Diligently
As You Walk In The Way
A Faithful Steward . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Cash, Check, Or Credit?
Where Should It Go? Where Did It?
Entering The Work World
Looking Ahead
Your Own School for Boys . . . . . . .159
Developmental Differences
Developmental “Delays”
Gender Differences In Learning
Louder, Mom
“I Think He Must Be Hyperactive…”
“Why Do I Have To Learn This, Anyway?”What’s Your Goal, Son?
The Benefit Of Stress
Never Send An S.O.S.
Chivalry Is Not Dead . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
What The Bible Says About Manners
Some Practical Examples
Deportment
Social Interaction
Out Of The Greenhouse
KP Isn’t Women’s Work . . . . . . . . . . . .195
A Biblical Look At Work Roles
Even In Our Culture
Mission Critical Tasks
Love and War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Time To Talk, And Not To The Kids
Talk Is Not Cheap, It’s Essential
The Battlefield Of The Mind
Avoiding A Big Trap
A Fist To Knock Away Temptation
Finding A Wife
Our Courtship Story
His Own Man Now . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Becoming A Man
Stepping ForwardPreparing To Provide
The Next Step
Becoming Counselors
Appendix 1: But My Son Isn’t . . . . . . 245
A Man’s A Man
Challenging Him
Giving Permission
Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Colophon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255[/box]

 

As the 2011 book of the year, this is one valuable resource for you mamas with boys!

You can read a sample of a chapter here called Racing to Win.

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TV, Media, Computers, iPods, Movies–the images flash before us faster than we can blink!  In todays high tech age getting back to a true love of story telling and books is so important.  Our children’s brains are stimulated and caused to grow so much better through hearing books and stories aloud, than vegging in front of a screen.

Finding true heroes for our children and especially our boys is essential!  Many people do not know that Theodore Roosevelt wrote a book for children.  I know that I did not know that!

Now imagine stories written by Theodore Roosevelt “The Most Interesting American” and combine that with great sound effects, such as ships creaking, angry mobs, cannon fire and you have a boys dream!

Here are just a few samples of the stories:

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George Washington

Daniel Boone (which you can listen to a sample of on their website)

The Battle of New Orleans

John Quincy Adams

The Alamo

Kings Mountain

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I am excited to say that Melanie gave me a free set to offer as a giveaway for my readers as well!

So have fun entering below for this great bundle!

Raising Real Men Paperback Book AND Hero Tales (set of three!)

Enter below and check out all their products today!

 
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