Rise Before the Son (Paperback)

Advice for Single Mothers on Raising Successful Boys

By Jenieka L. Pearson

iUniverse, 9781532070792, 64pp.

Publication Date: April 11, 2019

List Price: 10.99*
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Jenieka L. Pearson wakes up every day knowing that she's either going to be a student to her son or a teacher. As a single mother, she's found she's needed to be both if she wants to raise a man, which is something her own family thought impossible. When her son was just a year old, the author had to listen to her grandfather give a sermon focusing on a mother could never raise a son to be a man. Despite those sentiments, she never stressed about if her boy was going to have a man in his life. She never felt the need to date and rush to be in a relationship with a man who might become her husband for the sake of her son. But she was always aware that society had different expectations. She remains steadfast in her belief that women can raise their boys to be strong, successful, business oriented, goal driven, and powerful. It starts with how mothers spiritually connect with and speak to their boys. Set a tone for growth, nurture the mother-son bond, and help your child establish a foundation for success with the lessons in Rise before the Son.

About the Author

Jenieka L. Pearson is a single mother of a son and two daughters as well as a business professional in corporate America. She earned an associate degree in business from Greenville Technical College in Greenville, South Carolina, and is an Eastern Star in the International Free and Accepted Modern Masons, Inc. She enjoys uplifting and mentoring single mothers.