Hello parents and grandparents! Welcome to The Manual to Manhood Review; a resource guide dedicated to life skills for boys and one of my good books for raising boys.
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A nice reference guide for teaching boys simple practical skills and more…
- The Good: Great reference guide
- The Bad: Too basic for some
My Overall Take: Parents and grandparents often look for good books for raising boys, and here is one that will not disappoint as it is recommended and loved by many – your peers! This book teaches practical skills that every young boy should know, and presents the information in a short simple format that is fun and easy to understand so your son or grandson can easily grasp it and quickly accomplish the task at hand.
What You Can Expect To Learn about:
- Cars and Driving
- Clothes and Style
- Food and Cooking
- Grooming and Personal Hygiene
- Social Skills and Manners
- Sports and Recreation
- Tools & Fix It
- Wealth and Money Management
- Women and Dating
- Work and Ethics
“Some” of the practical skills taught:
- How to wear cologne correctly
- How to put on deodorant
- How to shake hands
- How to find a stud in the wall
- How to save money
- How to brush your teeth
- How to tie a tie
- How to wash face & hands
- How to grill a steak
- How to manage a credit card
- How to plan a date
- How to back up with a trailer
- Meeting a girls’ parents
- How to interview for a job
- How to ask for a raise
- How to ask for a reference
- How to clean a bathroom
- How to change a tire
- How to talk to a girl
- How to change oil
- How to shave
- How to fold a shirt
- How to shut off the water to the toilet
- How to create a budget
- How to clear a sink drain
- How to parallel park
- How to put on hair gels
- How to trim fingernails
- How to behave during a traffic stop
- How to throw a football, basketball, and baseball
The Good: Great reference guide for building practical skills which gives step-by-step instructions for the majority of the content, and uses illustrations so your son or grandson can successfully accomplish simple practical tasks, while simultaneously allowing them to develop and grow into young men. This book presents the information in a very short and easy to read format that gets right to the point while providing simple instructions; in order to capture and maintain the readers’ attention. Parents and grandparents recommended – son and grandson approved – loved by many!
Some people contest that this book is not for everyone as it may be too basic for some, and we all know that young teens already know everything – so they keep telling us!
Things to Know/Tips:
FYI - The author of this book is Christian and uses references in this book that reflect his strong faith.
- Great reference guide
- Easy to read and understand
- Recommended & loved!
- Too Basic for some
My Overall Take:
I cannot argue with the vast majority, and must concur that this book provides a lot of useful information, and teaches many valuable practical skills that every boy should know; and as they grow older, a few more… Additionally, it is recommended and loved by many! However, you should take a good look at the skills presented in this book, and evaluate if it could help your son or grandson with their development, before making any decisions.
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Thank you so much for taking the time to read The Manual to Manhood Review and I look forward to helping you out again and again in the future.