“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.
I wanted to write a few insightful words on raising boys to be responsible men, and why it's our job as mothers to do so. But, I came across the words below that express my sentiments much better:
“Boys are students: Men are teachers
Boys are consumers: Men are producers
Boys play with toys: Men work with tools
Boys break things: Men make things
Boys ask questions: Men give answers
Boys are disruptive: Men bring order
Boys run in gangs: Men organize teams
Boys play house: Men build homes
Boys shack up: Men get married
Boys make babies: Men raise children
A boy won’t raise his own children: A man will raise his and somebody else’s
Boys invent excuses for failure: Men produce strategies for success
Boys look for somebody to take care of them: Men look for somebody to take care of
Boys are present-centered; Men are time-balanced, having knowledge of the past and understanding of the present and a vision for the future
Boys seek popularity: Men demand respect
Boys are up on the latest: Men are down with the GREATEST.”
PS- boys are a waste of time, and men are hard to find.
(posted by Jessara)
Raising Black Boys to Men
If we don’t raise our boys into responsible men, then we are doing an injustice to society, by letting loose spoiled brats, waiting for someone else to take care of them.