“Raising Black Boys to Men: A Mother’s Guide to Raising Thugless Sons” is a candid book of one mother’s journey: her successes, trials, and errors, in raising her three boys, in a society that glorifies thug-life. Author, Patricia Joseph, who successfully navigated the lives of her three sons, through the ever so present negative influences in society, felt compelled to write about her experience in raising thugless sons. Patricia credits much of her success to just “good, ole-fashion child rearing.” All readers will enjoy the heart-felt emotion of Patricia’s call-to-action: “Save Our Sons.”
Patricia Joseph is a wife, mother of three sons and a daughter, writer, and web communications specialist. She is committed and passionate about building stronger families. She earned her B.S. in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts, at Amherst.
When she’s not developing her writing craft, Patricia spends her time relaxing with hubby, gardening, listening to jazz, or cooking.
An exceptional home cook, vegetarian, and natural lifestyle enthusiast, Patricia loves sharing information and her passion for food and healthy living, on her Eat Well and Live Healthy blog (http://eatandlivehealthy.wordpress.com).
Visit Patricia’s blog: http://raisingblackboystomen.wordpress.com, to read her insights and share your views on Raising Black Boys to Men.
As a mom, I only hoped that my sons would grow up and become decent, responsible young men. But, I knew that without my cultivation and nurturing, this would never happen. I needed to mold and shape my sons into the men they would eventually become! This meant that I would have to start the process, of raising them, from the moment they were old enough to understand the difference between right and wrong.
Raising Black Boys to Men
Children are impressionable at a young age. Their young brains are like an empty vessel: whatever you pour in, you’ll get the same in return. That’s why it’s important to start the process early. Prolonging the process only makes it difficult for the child and parent.