The Boy Mom Podcast with Monica Swanson and Friends

November 10, 2020

Ep. 80 : 4 Social Milestones Your Son Needs to Reach. With David Thomas

David Thomas joins us again for part 2 of our conversation drawing from his book, “Are My Kids on Track? The 12 Emotional, Social and Spiritual Mi lestones Your Child Needs to Reach.” In Episode 78 David and I talked about the 4 emotional milestones our sons need to reach, and today we cover the 4 social milestones they need to reach. David offers such valuable insight into boys’ development and how we as their moms can help them reach the most important milestones. I love this topic so much, and I think you will, too! Read More

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Monica Swanson, author of the Boy Mom book, and blogger at, shares encouragement and inspiration for raising boys in today's world. Monica shares practical advice and Biblical wisdom through honest conversations, interviews with other boy moms, and light-hearted humor.

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About Monica Swanson

My husband Dave and I have been living in Hawaii for nearly 18 years. We arrived on the island with one son, and have had 3 more since. We moved to Oahu for my husband’s (3-year) medical residency training, and never left. (That seems to happen a lot around here.) We live on the North Shore on a hill in the country overlooking the “7 Mile miracle” — 7 miles of some of the best surfing beaches in the world. We grow tropical fruits, and in between surf sessions, I homeschool my 4 boys. Actually just 3 now — our oldest just took the long-dreaded-but-obviously-healthy-launch to Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Ca. I’m thrilled to report that he is very happy and adjusting well. We’re all trying to do the same.


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