Author(s): Anne Harvey
Struggling to cope with an emotionally charged minefield as your son becomes a man? Do you sometimes wonder if you'll both come out alive? In Sons to Men, Anne Harvey offers a practical guide for mothers as their sons enter adolescence. While many other books concentrate on teenage boys' propensity to misjudge situations and inability to consider implications, Anne focuses on mothers and how they are impacted by their sons' actions and developments. Using real-life examples, she demonstrates how these situations can affect any boy and mother, suggesting practical ways of dealing with them. By asking mothers to appreciate their importance as women within their role as the female parent of an adolescent boy, she encourages an honest look at guilt, nagging, anxiety and doubt. Learn how to examine what could be causing each issue, and connect with the central calm space within. Follow Anne's clear, accessible and logical process and begin to minimize the turbulence of raising your son. Most importantly, learn how to relax and enjoy your boy's transition to manhood now, when it's happening - don't spend these precious years as a confused, angry and frustrated casualty. First published July 2010.