Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

10 Secrets Every Father Should Know

Book - 2007
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In today's increasingly complicated world, it's often difficult for parents to connect with their daughters-and especially so for fathers. In this unique and invaluable guide, Dr. Meg Meeker, a pediatrician with more than twenty years' experience counseling girls, reveals that a young woman's relationship with her father is far more important than we've ever realized. To become a strong, confident woman, a daughter needs her father's attention, protection, courage, and wisdom. Dr. Meeker shares the ten secrets every father needs to know in order to strengthen or rebuild bonds with his daughter and shape her life-and his own-for the better. Inside you'll discover:

* the essential virtues of strong fathers-and how to develop them
* the cues daughters take from their dads on everything from self-respect to drugs, alcohol, and sex
* the truth about ground rules (girls do want them, despite their protests)
* the importance of becoming a hero to your daughter
* the biggest mistake a dad can make-and the ramifications
* the fact that girls actually depend on their dads' guidance into adulthood
* steps fathers can follow to help daughters avoid disastrous decisions and mistakes
* ways in which a father's faith-or lack thereof-will influence his daughter
* essential communication strategies for different stages of a girl's life
* true stories of "prodigal daughters"-and how their fathers helped to bring them back

Dads, you are far more powerful than you think-and if you follow Dr. Meeker's advice, the rewards will be unmatched.

"Reassuring and challenging . . . a helpful road map for concerned fathers [that] tackles difficult issues."
-National Review

"A touching, illuminating book that will prove valuable to all of us who are fortunate enough to have been blessed with daughters."
-Michael Medved, nationally syndicated radio talk-show host, author of Right Turns

"Dr. Meeker's conclusions are timely, relevant, and often deeply moving. No one interested in what girls experience growing up in our culture today-and the impact that parents, especially fathers, have on the experience-can afford to miss reading this book."
-Armand M. Nicholi, Jr., M.D., professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2007.
Edition: Ballantine Books trade pbk. edition
ISBN: 9780345499394
0345499395
Branch Call Number: 306.8742 MEEKER M
Characteristics: 267 pages ; 20 cm.

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keninaba
Aug 03, 2017

I enjoyed reading this book, as it offers fathers a look into many of the issues that daughters face while growing up that men never experience. It is a great way to get to know your daughter more. I can say that it improved my relationship with my daughter, because it helped me see just what kind of a role I play in her life. Men never understand what the impact of a father is on a daughter, because they have never been in that role. The expectation of men of their fathers is a different thing altogether.

While I felt that the author could have tried to leave out Christian content in favour of a more neutral perspective, I value her insight as a mother, a daughter and a female doctor.

I think that this book can help any father learn more about their daughter and the influences in society around their girl child. I recommend the book to any father of a daughter.

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Staggerwing
Nov 26, 2013

This is a MUST read for men raising daughters whether in a family unit or as a single father. Our society does not acknowledge the vital role the father plays in a girls development and throughout her life. Dr. Meeker's book places the father's leadership and guidance as a top priority. This is the perfect gift to give a new father of a daughter or at any point in her life. Hopefully, by the time she starts grade school. I can highly recommend this book for women with daughters as well.

RudyLove1040 Jun 18, 2012

A book that every father, who has a daughter, must read!

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Aug 03, 2017

Your daughter’s attitude toward herself comes directly from you. Her expectations, her ambitions, and her assessment of her own capabilities all come from what you believe- what you say and what you do. As a father, you have to ask yourself what sort of woman you want your daughter to become.

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