Review | What a Difference a Mom Makes by Dr. Kevin Leman

What a difference a Mom makes: The Indelible Imprint a Mom Leaves on Her Son's Life

Revell Books - September 2012

Dr. Leman is a psychologist who has had written many books on relationships. His book “Have a New Kid by Friday” has been on the New York Times bestseller list. In his newest addition outlining the impact a mother can have on her son, Dr. Leman definitely doesn’t disappoint. It encompasses his well-known wit and humour.

He offers sound counsel steeped in wisdom alongside humorous practical examples. Yet, he retains the essence of the importance a mother holds in the life of her son.

In his typical style, Dr. Leman does not miss a beat, covering the gamut of a boy’s life from birth to adulthood. He addresses each step, offering encouragement along the way. He provides valuable insight to some of the most crucial stages of a man’s life, not relenting to include the awkward puberty years! During these times a mother can help to maintain her son’s dignity and offer constructive, solid direction for the future.

If you are looking for a deep, biblically detailed instruction manual, this book is not that. What it does offer is an easy read of information, guidance and direction to empower you as a mother; a mother who desires to raise a man of honour, with a healthy character. A mother who prepares her son to be an outstanding husband.

What also makes this book so warm and friendly are Dr. Leman’s accounts of his experiences with his own mother. These are special, glowing stories of his mother that he evidently still treasures to this day. He also includes several stories of other men’s lives that contribute life lessons and their appreciation for their mothers. For the ingenuity or creativity of their mothers that secured them the lives they are now honoured to be living.

As a mother who raised only girls, I would concede that some of Dr. Leman’s strategies in this book could be conjointly used with either gender in parenting. Notwithstanding, the focus is “The indelible imprint a Mom leaves on her son’s life” and Dr. Leman undoubtedly delivers!

Used by permission. Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc. Available from Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group.