Parenting is one of the most challenging jobs in the world. Raising a child can be difficult enough, but what about raising boys? Boys are notoriously hard to raise due to their desire for independence and tendency towards rough play. The good news is there are many parenting books on how to make raising boys easier.

If you’re looking for some help with your son’s upbringing, these 10 best parenting books will provide excellent advice and encouragement!

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Best Parenting Books for Raising Boys

1. How To Raise A Boy

The Power of Connection to Build Good Men

By – Michael C. Reichert

  • Language: English
  • Print Length: 352 page

This book told me how I should parent my boys. It can be hard to understand them, but they are not bad kids. Even if they need help, I am their parent and they depend on me. Michael C. Reichert’s advice helped me understand them better. He said to give each boy special time alone with me.

I thought that what he said about every relationship going through a cycle of connection, disconnect, and reconnection was interesting. I wish my parents had taught me how to reconnect with them. I feel afraid and alone when I’m in the disconnected phase. This is difficult work, but it’s worth doing. It feels like meditation to me. You won’t be able to totally erase your mind of ideas, but you can keep trying to let them go. – Review

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2. Boys Should Be Boys

– 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons

By – Meg Meeker

  • Language: English
  • Print Length: 304 pages

In my experience, having two little boys has made me think deeply about the way in which I want them to grow up. This book is a great resource for anyone who wants insight into raising their children and it doesn’t push any beliefs or agenda – just shares what seemed true after years of observation from professionals around this topic area! – Review

3. Masterminds and Wingmen

Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World

By – Rosalind Wiseman

  • Language: English
  • Print Length: 384 pages

The world is hard for boys. They often do not do well in school, work, and other areas. This book can help parents understand their son better. It takes away the worry that they are different or bad. Boys need their parents to hold them as they grow up. This book is a must-buy for parents who want to learn more about how to raise better kids. – Review

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4. What a Son Needs from His Mom

By – Cheri Fuller

  • Language: English
  • Print Length: 224 pages

This book is accessible and easy to understand, with a Christian message that is both serious and fun. I’ve had two sons, but I’m currently reading it—and I was immediately hooked. So much excellent advice backed by numerous real-life examples. I was motivated and reminded of many habits that I’d forgotten about. It’s a perfect parenting book for raising boys. – Review

5. Strong Mothers, Strong Sons

Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Men

  • Language: English
  • Print Length: 368 pages

This book should be read by every parent. This is a must-read for any mother. Fundamentals on how to talk to and deal with your sons effectively. We do things we believe are beneficial for our boys, but which may actually stunt their growth and harm them as adults. Amazing insight, as well as a lot of common sense.

6. That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week

Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life

  • Language: English
  • Print Length: 368 pages

This short book is jam-packed with useful and tenable organizational ideas for boys. It’s simple, straightforward, and easy to follow. The last chapter on implementation is brief but extremely valuable. I believe that this book should be required reading for both teachers and fathers of young boys – whether or not they have organizing problems. – Review

7. Raising Boys

– Third Edition: Why Boys Are Different–and How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men

  • Language: English
  • Print Length: 224 pages

A helpful book for parents that explains how boys differ from girls and need a unique set of education demands and needs. I found it easy to read and I learned something new. The writer is really smart and his words were kind. This is a must-read if you have a son! But all this also applies to girls, too!

8. The Wonder of Boys

– What Parents, Mentors and Educators Can Do to Shape Boys into Exceptional Men

  • Language: English
  • Print Length: 320 pages

This is a book about what boys need. It is sad when people don’t listen to them. My son’s pre-KG teacher told me that I should read this book, and I am glad that she did. This book will help anyone with sons, husbands, brothers, etc. – Review

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9. Raising Men

– Lessons Navy SEALs Learned from Their Training and Taught to Their Sons

  • Language: English
  • Print Length: 256 pages

I completely understand why Eric Davis wrote this book for men about their sons. However, this isn’t simply a book about dads and sons. It’s not only one of the greatest parenting books I’ve ever read; it’s also an essential read for teachers, coaches, and civic club leaders. Not everyone can be a seal. But we all can do this: spend more time with our kids, refuse to let people tell us that we can’t or don’t deserve to be happy, and make sure to show our children how important they are. This is one of the things I learned from “Raising Men.”

10. The Boys Body Book

Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up! (Puberty Guide, Health Education, Books for Growing Up)

  • Language: English
  • Print Length: 148 pages

It was hard to find a book for my son that talked about changes kids go through without being too graphic. This is the perfect book! It is very easy to read, and it is age-appropriate for late elementary school students. I would recommend this book to parents looking for an introduction to changes.

If you’re a parent of boys, these parenting books will help you raise them better. Whether it’s teaching your son to manage his emotions, teaching him how to be responsible for himself and others, or just finding the right way to discipline him when he does something wrong, there is plenty in this list that can help guide you on raising your sons into great young men.

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