Opens your eyes and highlight some important moments of your kids. We as fathers think very different... It emphasise too much on certain things, but it must be with a reason.
Yes, in a second! I loved this book. Dr. Meeker really pours her heart and soul into this book. It is very well thought out, very well written, and hit's home very well.
The fact that Dr. Meeker herself is a parent, a daughter, a doctor, and explained so many scenario's that us Dad's go through and gives such profound advice. And not just from an academic point of view. Dr. Meeker uses academic's, experience in real life and also experience from her Medical practice.
Not yet, no.
I would have to say it confirmed what I believe mostly. Always put God first, then family, and to always listen and stay engaged with your children.
I am married to the wonderful and amazing woman pictured here. I listen to books to make me a better husband, father and person.
I'm one chapter in and I'm already inspired, terrified, and been brought to tears. I'm not sure I can listen to this book at work and get anything done. Unlike other books it won't sit quietly in the background and be my white noise. It's perched on my arm like my beautiful daughters and I cannot ignore the message.
I think also of my wife and her childhood and wonder how different she might be had she grown up with my father, or a better version of hers. He's not a horrible man now, so there's still hope for their relationship, but life wasn't easy and sometimes it shows. I'm inclined to send him a copy, and probably will.
Looking forward to the rest of the book...
Bi-Vocational Pastor/Draftsman. Full time husband and dad. Audiobooks are a staple in my life because I can read and work...
One of my concerns about this book is that a lot of the information is repeated several times throughout the book...but then I realize that the audience is us men and we need to have instruction repeated to us over and over and over. So I accept that concern as a good thing. I like the way Dr. Meeker helps me see myself as a dad through my daughters eyes at different stages of life. The book seemed to divide into chapters on certain topics. I wish it had been divided into chapters based on age or level of development...although that can be problematic itself. It is one I shall reread in the future. I already have recommended to a friend.
Yes. Easy listen and fabulous content.
It's inspiring, challenging, and relevant to all parents and especially fathers.
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I appreciate how the author lends her perspective as an MD as she emphasizes the importance of a father in a girl's life. She does not hesitate to present the problems she sees in her medical practice regarding emotional, sexual and other issues faced by girls today, and what a father needs to do to help his daughter navigate these rough waters.
I really haven't read a book addressing father-daughter relationships in particular, but good books with guidance for fathers are Family Shepherds and Family Driven Faith by Voddie Baucham. These books also encourage dads to "man up" and lead their families in the faith.
I listened to the book in chunks while driving, doing chores, etc., which did allow me to digest it in manageable portions and probably retain the content more effectively than listening to it in one sitting.
As a Christian, I concur with the author's viewpoints on leading one's daughter spiritually. I imagine that some readers will not agree with her conservative theistic -- Biblical -- viewpoint. As with most books on parenting, this one makes me ponder with regret, of things I could have done better as my daughter was growing up. She is 14 years old now. I pray and hope that our relationship could be closer, and am trying to do what I can to change things. Finding good books like this is part of the process for me. You will not go wrong if you take its message to heart and apply it.