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Good Sons Don't Just Happen
Good Sons Don't Just Happen

Good Sons Don't Just Happen

Insights on Raising Boys from a Mother of 10 Sons


240 Pages, 5 3/4 x 8 1/2

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

Publication Date: June 2009

ISBN 9780976329411

Rights: WOR

Bosco Publishing (Jun 2009)


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Winner of the 2010 Mom's Choice Gold Award, Adult Parenting categoryThrough shared insights and experiences, this mother of 10 boys teaches and inspires moms to raise sons who are compassionate, loving, responsible, well educated, and faith filled. Her simple advice and easy-to-follow principles take the “difficulty” out of raising sons. Advocating a practical and realistic approach that recognizes societal influences without allowing them to create a fear factor, she shies away from identifying sons as “abnormal” because they do not follow the female pattern of development. Believing that diversity education begins at home within the family, she counsels that each child is unique in their interests, abilities, and strengths and that appreciating their individual gifts is key to their upbringing. She encourages and motivates mothers to make a commitment to their sons’ upbringing that provides them with the tools they need to reach their full potential—emotionally, intellectually, physically, and spiritually. Her philosophy provides not only a joy-filled mothering experience but the ability to raise well-adjusted and successful sons.


"Motivating and inspirational. . . . find inspiration and support for raising children who are less stressed by using positive communication, organization and prioritizing, and realistic expectations." —Notebook: The National Organization of Mothers of Twins

"The Garcia-Prats are experts at parenting, not the type that comes with a PhD in family studies, but the type that comes from raising 10 kind, responsible, well-adjusted children (all boys). Their advice is practical and encompasses tried and true methods of fostering family bonds. They are willing to share their failures, too, so they never come off as preachy." —Parent Council Review on Good Families Don't Just Happen

"This family is remarkable not only for its sheer size, but also for its determination to fight off the erosion of traditional values in today's fast-paced world. They are raising not only good students but children with good character." —Ladies' Home Journal on Good Families Don't Just Happen

Author Biography

Catherine Musco Garcia-Prats is the coauthor of Good Families Don't Just Happen and Good Marriages Don't Just Happen and the mother of 10 sons. She has appeared on American Journal, The Gayle King Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Primer Impacto and has been featured in The Austin Statesman, Becoming Family, The Dallas Morning News, The Houston Chronicle, The Ladies Home Journal, and The New Orleans Picayune. She serves on the boards of The Cenacle Retreat House, Cristo Rey Houston, Family Services of Greater Houston, and The Regis School for Boys. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society and Delta Kappa Gamma Education Society International. She lives in Houston, Texas.