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Raise Boys, Change the World: Inspiring Good Character with Monica Swanson

Host of the Boy Mom podcast and mom to four young men, Monica Swanson, gives us the mom to mom encouragement we all need today. Monica talks about instilling faith, identity, and healthy influences in boys’ lives. She talks about good character qualities, how we help our boys identify them and grow into them. From fostering sibling relationships to redirecting unpleasant attitudes, Monica gives us both the how and the why of inspiring our boys toward good character.

Perfection is not the aim in our parenting. Hope and encouragement are. We are real people raising real people and things don’t always go as we want them to. Monica understands this and encourages us to not give up as we parent and to continually point our growing boys and young men toward character qualities to aspire toward and actively develop.

If you are in the middle of raising a boy, or know someone who is, you will want to introduce them to Monica Swanson and all things Boy Mom.

Connect with Monica

You can find Monica on Instagram or her website.

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Heard on the show

Monica’s list of character developing resources

Monica’s podcast Boy Mom

Monica’s book Boy Mom: What Your Son Needs Most from You

Coach Carter

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

Looking for help getting unstuck with your boys?

Open Door Sisterhood Podcast Co-Host, Krista Gilbert, is a certified home coach who can help you get unstuck as you run up against some parenting challenges. As a mom of four, including three young men, she understands the challenges parents face today. Perhaps you need a fresh perspective or approach. Set up a consultation call with her here.

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