Saturday, January 31, 2009


I've been reading Dr. James Dobson's book "Bringing up Boys." It's great and really gives some insight into dealing with my husband and 2 boys. A few of the things I thought worth mentioning regarding boys and their fathers are as follows:

  • There is an undeneniable linkage between fathers and babies beginning at birth

  • Infants as young as six weeks old can differentiate between their mother's and father's voice

  • Infants are born with a drive to find and connect to their fathers. As they begin to speak, their word for "father" often preceeds their word for "mother."

  • Toddlers will seek out their father, ask for him when he's not present and are fascinated when he talks to them.

A father holds awesome power in the lives of his children, for good or ill. One wise observer said, "Tie a boy to the right man and he almost never goes wrong." Another said, "No man stands as tall as when he stoops to help a boy."

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