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It’s sometimes easy to give parenting directives and blanket advice or tips, but we know the importance and value of learning how to be a better boy mom and a better girl mom, So we have chosen to bring the conversation close to home this month and talk all-things-boys and all-things-girls.
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Today, we’re passing the mic to Monica Swanson wife, mom, blogger, podcast host, and author of The Boy Mom: What Your Son Needs Most from You. Monica is passionate about encouraging moms who are raising boys in today’s world and she’s joined us today in a candid discussion about a mother’s influence in the life of her sons.
She and her doctor-husband, Dave, have one son in college and three more boys at home, dividing their time between homeschooling and surfing. The Swansons enjoy growing tropical fruit at their home in the country on the North Shore of Oahu, HI.
To learn more about Monica Swanson:
- Monica Swanson.com
- The Boy Mom Podcast
- The Boy Mom: What Your Son Needs Most from You
“Be a student of your kids.”Monica Swanson
Mentioned on the Podcast:
“You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”Deuteronomy 6:7
Other Boy Mom Resources:
- Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys by Cara Natterson
- Bringing Up Boys by James Dobson
- Knights in Training: Ten Principles for Raising Honorable, Courageous, and Compassionate Boys by Heather Haupt
- Raising Real Men by Hal and Melanie Young