Review and Giveaway: Mother and Son, The Respect Effect book by Emerson Eggerichs, PhD

As a mother of four boys I know there are times I just don't relate to them. When my teen girls come to me in tears for no reason I can relate, but when the boys face struggles and make choices that seem "wrong" to me I'm often at a loss. As a single mother I don't have a husband to turn to in these situations so I have to wing it and do my best.

I was recently given a copy of a new book to review. Mother and Son, the Respect Effect, by Emerson Eggerichs, PhD, explores the relationships mothers and sons have, and the needs sons have for respect from their mothers. The book teaches that boys need their mother's respect even when they're misbehaving. While girls and women are more apt to  crave love during times of stress and conflict boys and men are more likely to seek respect. The key to this book is that mother's need to respect their sons and sons need to know they are respected by their mothers.

Having a son who can present some real discipline challenges I was eager to find new ideas in dealing with him, to help him find ways to grow into a happy, adjusted young man prepared to love himself and corral his own emotions.

After reading the majority of the book I realized that the information presented provided a very new-to-me point of view and that I didn't necessarily agree with everything in it. However, I was able to try a few different strategies the book presented and while I'm not yet sure how successful these strategies will be, but I think they're certainly worth trying. I did appreciate the author's point of view and he certainly gave me some things to think about.

The book, Mother and Son, is available through Love and Respect as is a sneak peek of the book.

To get your own free copy leave a comment on this post sharing a parenting joy and a winner will be randomly chosen for a free copy of this insightful book. Good luck!

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2 Comment

  1. Interesting POV. Respect is earned.

  2. Parenting joys occur on a daily basis, several times per day. However, one worthy of mentioning is watching my twin daughters win their softball tournament a couple weeks ago. They just started playing last year, at the age of 11. They quickly became known as two of the team's "star players" and have caught up with the seasoned players rather quickly. They had the same coach for all three season's they've played so far (Spring 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016)... Watching them grow, especially considering my athletic skills are non-existent, has been amazing. This year, their team made it to the championships. They had to play a triple header, which included a double-header against an undefeated team if they won the first of the three games, which they did. My girls played catcher and third base throughout all three games, without sitting out a single inning... Watching their enthusiasm and determination made me a proud mama.... They ended up beating the undefeated team in both games and took home the championship trophy!!!

    On another note... as a mom of a 16-year old boy, I can completely relate to everything you said. Raising my oldest (now 22 year old girl) was a cake walk in comparison, and I think in part, it really does have a lot to do with the fact that I simply cannot relate to the struggles of a 16-year old boy. With that said, I was instantly drawn to the title of this book, and would definitely love the opportunity to read it!!