The Joys of Raising Boys: The Good, the Bad, and the Hilarious by Diane Auten
Have you ever laughed, slapped your forehead and thought, “What the heck is wrong with these boys?” If this is you, you’re not alone. Whether they are whacking themselves in the head, asking inappropriate questions, or playing with their body parts, boys often can be flabbergasting.
Author and communication studies professor Diane Auten understands. As a mother of two crazy boys, she understands firsthand how parents, teachers, or caregivers to boys are often confused about how to relate to them; but it doesn’t have to be this way. We can have more fun and connective relationships with our boy if we learn how to start early.
Using hilarious situations from her own sons’ lives, Diane gives you a glimpse into the world of raising boys and how to improve your relationships with them.
Readers of The Joys of Raising Boys will laugh while discovering how boys:
· learn, explore, and talk about body parts
· make sense of relationships and love
· view life circumstances
· use their untamable imagination
This is a Mom-oir that looks at what happens when the filters are turned off. From boys wondering when they’re going to get “hairballs on their tenders” to running up and down the crowded department store aisles celebrating a particularly good poop, The Joys of Raising Boys: The Good, the Bad, and the Hilarious takes a look at the gritty (and frequently jaw-dropping) business of raising boys.
Five Star Review on Amazon by Cinda L Bitz
Although we don’t have children, we have two nephews that we’ve spent some time with. We were raising the youngest of our nephews and most of the comments were spot on. We often wondered if the things that came from his mouth had to do with the fact that he was all boy. Reading this confirmed just that.
What a fantastically written book.
About the Author
Diane Auten learned the importance of communicating effectively when she earned first her bachelor’s and then a master’s degree in communication studies. Today, Diane is a full-time
a college professor, professional speaker, and consultant in the area of communication. Her areas of expertise are in business and professional communication as well as interpersonal relationships.
Her favorite presentation topics include family communication, public speaking, email communication, social media, networking, first impressions, gender communication, and body language. Inspiring, fun, and always engaging, Diane brings a wealth of fresh, interactive techniques to every audience.
Diane is also a mother with ample opportunities to test her communication skills! She has two sons, Bradley and Nate, and is married to her life-of-the-party-husband Dave. She lives on the beautiful Central Coast of California where she also enjoys cooking, camping, teaching Zumba, and spending time with her dogs.
Connect at: DianeAuten.com
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