The Boy Mom Podcast with Monica Swanson and Friends

May 25, 2022

Ep. 159 : Raising Boys of Character

This is the fifth part of my new monthly feature on the podcast, covering the “12 Things Your Son Needs Most from You” in my book, Boy Mom. Toda y I am sharing some snippets from Chapter 6 – Aiming High: Teaching Noble Character. I’ve received more feedback on this chapter than any other. This chapter also inspired me to create my online Character Training Course (which will be opening its doors again on June 15th!) This is one of my very favorite things to talk about and I believe with all of my heart that next to faith, character is the most important thing a parent can focus on. Character will be a key to your child’s success in relationships, school, sports, and a career.  I hope this episode gives you some practical tools to use and a bunch of inspiration to raise your own kids of character! Find out more about the Character Training Course here: Read More

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About Boy Mom

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

Monica and her husband Dave raise boys and tropical fruit on the North Shore of Oahu.  Monica has homeschooled their four sons (two who are currently in college in Southern California.)  Monica is the author of Boy Mom: What Your Son Needs Most from You, and host of the Boy Mom Podcast. Monica has been blogging for over 10 years and has encouraged over 10 million visitors to her website with articles on parenting and family, healthy living, and (mostly) healthy recipes. The Swanson boys are all surfers, (Luke, who is 18,  surfs professionally) which keeps Monica on her knees. Monica loves good coffee, running trails with her husband and dog, Thor, the Word of God, and connecting with women all over the world through the crazy gift of the internet. 


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