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I like the idea of this book, as a source if inspiration and guidance for fathers of girls. It is nice to hear how much influence we have in our girls' lives, and in ways we don't always realize.
That said, this book is high opinionated and voices its opinions in a way that makes them sound like facts. It uses a lot of "shocking" statistics to prove how scary the world is and how bad things are getting for girls. These facts are rarely put in a larger, more optimistic context that includes the amazing progress that the world is making for our girls. I found its "the sky is falling" attitude uninspiring and got tired of being lectured and moralized at.
In many ways, this book is the opposite of the much more effective "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk", my personal favorite parenting book of all time. If you read this book, then read "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk" as a counterweight!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
I have read and listened to this book many times and will again and again! As a dad w/ a teenage daughter, I need reinforced guidance on how to navigate the landscape. this book is an invaluable resource!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
A lot of the content of this book is good common sense. The author emphasises how important a father's role is to his daughter's life, which I think is true but I often forget. This book has been a good reminder. As other reviewers have commented the author writes from a Christian perspective. Whatever your view on this, Christianity offers a view of what's good for human flourishing, which is interesting to hear. Sometimes I think the author is a little too fearful. She works as a doctor and sees lots of problems, which perhaps colours her perspective. Nevertheless it is good to know some of the things that can go wrong (EG anorexia) and how to recognise some of the symptoms.
I tried reading this book and although it was very good, found it to long to get through.
I listened to it on audible and found it easy listening and full of good advice.
Definitely recommend listening.
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