"Raising boys is exhausting, confusing,    sometimes even infuriating . . . and  absolutely awesome."

Every boy is beautifully unique and predictably the same; they each go through similar phases and challenges and cause their parents the same headaches and joys.

Filled with reflections that are at once familiar and new, Boy Lessons will help you understand your sons better, put their behavior into sharper perspective and make you a better parent.

About Jeff

Jeff Johnson is an attorney, business owner, non-profit leader and politician. He has spent much of the past thirty years learning firsthand the joys and challenges that boys can bring to an already full life. He's tutored boys in homeless shelters in Chicago,Washington, DC, and Minneapolis; coached boys in baseball, football, and soccer; taught them in Sunday School and confirmation classes; and, with his wife Sondi, raised two amazing sons, Thor and Rolf.

 

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BOY Lessons

In Boy Lessons: What I Learned from My Sons, Jeff Johnson shares a secret he's been keeping about fatherhood: you learn as much as you teach.

Jeff and his wife, Sondi, helped their two sons through everything from brotherly fights and irrational fears (clowns, thunder, off-brand toilet paper) to "promposals" and their first teenage jobs. From toddlerhood to that self-centered stage before they left for college, Thor and Rolf had many lessons to learn - but every stage included plenty of unexpected lessons for their dad too.

These are just a few of the tidbits of wisdom Jeff learned along the way . . .

  • Other people's kids aren't as perfect as we think.

  • Save the real battles for things that truly matter.

  • Take conversations when they come (even at bedtime).

  • Kids become frugal when we make money scarce.

  • Pray together whenever you can.

Every boy is beautifully unique and predictably the same; all boys go through similar phases and challenges and cause their parents the same headaches and joys.

Filled with reflections that are at once familiar and new, Boy Lessons will help you understand your sons better, put their behavior into sharper perspective and make you a better parent.

 

. . . I once read about parents with little kids: It seems unfair that the people who want to go to bed have to put the people to bed who don’t want to go to bed. 

 

Well the more things change, the more they stay the same. Most teens who drive (or at least our two boys) struggle to get up in the morning and then stay up as late as you let them (and sometimes later). Our boys were always most interested in chatting after they got home at night—usually when I was quite ready to call it a day. . . 

from LESSON 2:

Take Conversations When They Come

 

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Tel: 123-456-7890

Email: jeff@jeffjohnson.org

Phone: 612-708-4804

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