We read a lot to my 1-year-old boy, and I’m looking to stock up on books with valuable messages…especially as society increasingly tells men they’re the problem with everything and should be docile. I want to raise a man who is good and strong.
I admit I was underwhelmed when reading this book… I thought there was going to be WAY more violence. Still, good philosophy throughout.
@bkb333 Your son is still very young to be learning lessons from books… My daughter is 5 and I’ll read her a book with valuable lessons in hopes for them to stick. SPOILER ALERT: When I ask her what the book was about, the answer 95% of the time is “I dunno”.
Give it time, your son won’t turn into a limp-wristed soyboy because you read him a book that told him all white boys are white supremacist oppressors.
While he gets older, he will learn more from watching YOU than he ever will by reading books. Be the man you want your son to be.
For fathers of little girls: Be the example you’d want your daughter to marry.
My son is almost a year and a half. Right now we just read the typical (classic?) kids books. Good Night Moon, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, etc. I haven’t come across very many kids book encouraging boys to be…unmanly. I also like reading stories from different cultures - Native folklore, Greek and Norse mythology, stuff like that. I think as long as you’re demonstrating how you want your son to act, he’ll likely not be influenced much by whatever books he’s read as a child.
myth legends or parables of whatever your region is, or where you are from. props to you for reading to your kid it helps so much. i greatly appreciate that my parents did that for me so i didn’t have to learn how to read in school.