teaching boys

Carnival of Homeschooling
The longer we homeschool, the more we realize that homeschooling isn't merely about spelling, math and history. It's really about Life, the Universe and Everything, but not quite the way Douglas Adams meant it! (more…)
Review: Moonfinder by Jay Ryan
We cherish children's books in our family. When you have eight children, the books that you've read to every single child enter the family lore, with phrases from them bringing a smile years later. "Good night to the old lady whispering 'Hush!'" (more…)
Boys! Don’t Settle for Stupid!
The problem of books and boys has been in the news lately.  It's a known fact that boys generally read less than girls and seem to enjoy it less when they do read.  Teachers and librarians have worried about it for years, and some of their suggestions border on desperation.  Should we embrace comic books and…
Carnival of Homeschooling
Hello to all our first-time guests at Raising Real Men, our blog dedicated to training up sons who stand strong to fulfill God's calling in their lives!  We had a lot of submissions for this week's Carnival, and due to a family issue at the last moment, we are a few hours late getting the…
Art for Boys! A Review of Simply Draw with Bob Parsons
Several of my boys are constantly drawing, so when Timberdoodle, one of our favorite suppliers, asked us if we'd like to review a new art curriculum, I thought, "Great!"and evidently, my boys thought so, too. When Simply Draw with Bob Parsons arrived at our house, there was great excitement, but I wouldn't let them open…
Boys and Music
The always thought-provoking Douglas Wilson (author of Future Men) has an interesting post on getting boys engaged with music, particularly to worship God but in other aspects as well. His first point? 1. It is more important that your boys grow up masculine than that they grow up musical. You don't necessarily have to choose,…
Learn to Study the Bible: A Review and A Contest!
When I first heard of Andy Deane’s new book, Learn to Study the Bible, I was drawn to it because I have been looking for years for something to help our sons to dig a little deeper when studying the Word of God. This book is a great start. Learn to Study the Bible grew…
Ask For The Old Paths
God told the prophet Jeremiah, "Stand in the ways and see, And ask for the old paths, where the good way [is], And walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls." (Jeremiah 6:16) That's spiritual advice, but it's wisdom to consider in everyday things, too.  Here's a story from Britain that says…
Raising Real Men is “highly recommended” by Christian Book Notes
Introduction Hal and Melanie Young have six sons and two daughters—the six boys came first. Their children range from 2 years old to out of high school. They speak on parenting, educating your children and family policy issues among other subjects. You can read more about their ministry at RaisingRealMen.com. Summary Divided into two parts,…
Sharon White of Legacy of Home says Raising Real Men, “packed with brilliant insights.”
How do you raise boys? This question often comes up in homeschooling circles. We have plenty of resources to raise our daughters – home economic kits, great fiction, aprons, and homemaking magazines. However, there are few serious tools to help parents in the herculean task of training sons. Until now…………… Hal and Melanie Young have…

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