Patrick Phillips, MSW, is an award-winning national speaker, author, and educator. He the recipient of the President's Volunteer Service Award and has over fifteen years' experience teaching, mentoring, and counseling young men and adults. While drawing on his personal experiences of growing up in a single-parent home as well as working with families and young men labeled "at risk," Patrick was able to identify patterns and common themes that impact the mother-son relationship as well as behaviors that prevent young men from being successful in the school and community environments. By using fifteen thought-provoking questions as well as interesting and engaging activities, Patrick provides practicable tools, strategies, and best practices for single mothers raising sons. This book dares to go beyond the surface of political correctness to address the pitfalls and misunderstandings that have been preventing millions of singlemothers from raising successful, productive, purpose-driven sons. No matter your socioeconomic status or ethnicity, if you are a single mother, this book is a must read.