This book is absolutely fantastic! I have a 12 yr old daughter who is struggling with her friendships and listening to the book helped me understand "girl culture" as I never did before. I felt like I should have been taking notes throughout the entire book. Great advice for helping my daughter and myself to become more emotionally aware and authentic in our relationships with others. I highly recommend this book!
I loved this book! I also saw Shawn Achor recently speak and he is truly inspiring.
This book seems to be aimed for those who are just beginning to look into how their own behavior affects their relationships. I have read many books, taken classes and seminars about relationships and emotional intelligence and have been in marriage counseling with my husband for 8 years and in personal therapy for even longer. The concepts presented here are for some one who believes that all of their issues are due to the other person's failings and does not recognize their own contribution to a troubled relationship. The tone of the book is not for the well informed or educated, thoughtful person, but for the "brute or bitch" who would not even be introspective enough to buy a book on improving relationships.
I bought this book without knowing that it should have been "5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter - from a Christian Mom's Perspective". The conversations are on topics we all need to discuss with our daughters, but when the reason for "being virtuous" is because "that is God's way", I ended up fast-forwarding through that chapter. I didn't the narrator's tone of voice - it was very authoritarian and preacher-like. I'll probably not buy books narrated by this person. However, I thought the advice was good and Vicki Courtney reveals her challenges with her own children, so the reader felt like the advice came from someone who did experience the struggles that we all go through in raising our daughters.
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