Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What a Son Needs from His Dad

Well, I'm not a Dad but I am a Mom to a son and I just couldn't resist checking out What a Son Needs from His Dad by Michael A. O'Donnell. While it is geared specifically to the Father/Son relationship there are many great insights and advice for parents of boys and girls throughout this read as well. Much of it is about being a great parent. It's a quick and easy read but that doesn't mean it isn't packed with information. I'd say it's geared more towards the older pre-teen/teen years but there is lots of things for even the youngest years like the chapter titled 'Effective Fathering' and a chapter on helping our son to discern good and meaningful friendships. There's scripture throughout this read, anchoring points back to Biblical teaching. It's a very thoughtful and thorough study. I will be sure to reference this book in throughout the years to come.

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House for the purpose of this review.


  1. Interesting! I am currently reading a book on rearing children, Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids With the Love of Jesus by Elyse Fitzpatrick. I'll have to look into the book you reviewed.

  2. That looks like a wonderful book. Now, if only I could get my Hubby to actually READ. ugh!

  3. Michelle, there is an award on my blog with your name on it. ;)