Love That Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips, and My Son Taught Me About a Parent’s Expectations

By | July 3, 2019
Love That Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips, and My Son Taught Me About a Parent's Expectations Author Ron Fournier
ISBN-10 0804140502
ISBN-13 9780804140508
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Harmony
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Tyler and I inch toward the Green Room in line with blow dried TV anchors and stuffy columnists Hes practicing his handshake and hello Its a pleasure to meet you Mr President Its a pleasure to meet you Mr President Its a pleasure to meet you Mr President When the couple in front of us steps forward for their picture my teenager with sky blue eyes and a soft heart looks up at me and says I hope I dont let you down Dad What kind of father raises a son to worry about embarrassing his dad I want to tell Tyler not to worry that hed never let me down That theres nothing wrong with being different That I actually am proud of what makes him special But we are next in line to meet the president of the United States in a room filled with fellow strivers and all I can think about is the real possibility that Tyler might embarrass himself Or God forbid me LOVE THAT BOY is a uniquely personal story about the causes and costs of outsized parental expectations What we want for our childrenpopularity normalcy achievement geniusand what they truly needgrit empathy characterare explored by National Journals Ron Fournier who weaves his extraordinary journey to acceptance around the latest research on childhood development and stories of other loving but struggling parents

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