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I’ve always thought I’d have to work hard to coax the right friendships with my daughter, but I’ll be honest, I never gave the same amount of thought towards my son’s friendships.
After all, he’s my baby, so wouldn’t he just naturally want to hang out with me and my husband all the time?
Having both a daughter and son gives me a front row seat to the differences between their genders each and every day.
And having two tweens just amps up the level of interesting in our household!
Not so much.
But what I have learned when it comes to encouraging healthy and long-lasting friendships between my tween son and other boys his age was eye-opening to me, and I hope it will be equally revelatory for you and your family.
Read my top tips for encouraging tween boy friendships over on TommyNelson.com…
In the meantime, if your tween son is looking for advice from beyond the family of how to navigate the sometimes rocky waters of growing up, have him check out the new book, Young and Beardless. John Luke Robertson (of Duck Dynasty fame) not only shares his story of what it’s like to grow up as a Robertson and all the fun and craziness that entails, but he also shares what it’s like to navigate the walk from boyhood to becoming a man. One of the main focuses of the book is friendship, but he also addresses the importance of kindness, dreaming big, embracing your God-given uniqueness, taking chances, and choosing mentors.
And guess what? I’m giving a copy of Young and Beardless away!
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Good luck and make sure you also click over to TommyNelson.com to read this post in its entirety.