Episode 227 | Raising Boys to Men | Durenda Wilson

As a mom of six sons, I have seen firsthand just how uniquely and wonderfully boys are wired.  Moms of boys often struggle to understand their sons because they don’t think like we do.  I am joined in this episode by Durenda, mother of five sons (eight children total), to discuss her new book all about raising strong and virtuous boys in today’s culture.  We dive into some of the differences between raising and homeschooling sons vs. daughters.  We reflect on the unique nature of boys and discuss specific strategies for shepherding their strengths and weaknesses as they grow.  Moms of boys, we hope you will be blessed by this rich conversation!

In this episode, we cover:

  • What is so different about raising boys?
  • Why you shouldn’t worry if your son seems “behind” academically
  • The importance of letting boys take risks
  • Some benefits of schooling outside of the status quo
  • Why you can stop worrying about what others think of your kids
  • Expanding our thinking beyond the traditional school model
  • Ideas for setting up an optimal learning environment for our boys
  • Helping our kids develop their creative muscles
  • How to handle boys who are not self-motivated
  • Directing boys’ natural tendencies in a healthy direction
  • Thinking forward about the adults our children will become

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About Durenda

Durenda Wilson has been married to Darryl for thirty-four years. They have eight kids and ten grandkids and have been homeschooling for thirty years. She is a trusted voice and resource at homeschool conventions and on The Durenda Wilson Podcast.

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