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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.
The narrator's pronunciation, and enunciation was excellent. So good that I spent quite a bit of time paying attention to it, haha.
The content of the book was very good up until the last chapter, on God. If you're not a Judeo-Christian then you're not going to relate to it.
I liked that she gives actual strategies and practical advice for many scenarios.
There were no characters, it's an educational book with numerous case-studies.
The author can be pretty closed-minded or judgemental in some cases. I can see that being a result of her practice where she has seen so many cases that lead her to these conclusions, but I have to disagree with a few of her ideas/solutions. For example, as someone who has no belief in any kind of God(s), I do not feel that any God is necessary to raise a strong daughter. What is necessary are the good lessons and positive examples. People often confuse religion and God with good teachings. The only thing that I like about any religion are the lessons on being good to one another.
Raising kids is not only about teaching them about sex but also about working on their studies, confidence, physical activity in their life and much much more.
For the first hour or so I was amazed at some of stats presented by the author but then I hoped that she will move on, talk about handling that issue and move to the next but she continued for another 3 hrs only describing horror stories. We get it, thanks for sharing but isn't there much more to raising kinds then just scaring them to make them stay away from sex for a long long time ?
Interested in keeping it interesting, leadership, theology and business.
Yes, @least yearly. Dr Meeker combines jarring statistics and personal experience to paint a picture of the "soup" of today's culture that our daughter's are currently swimming in. She shows how a father can enter the battle to fight alongside his daughter and protect her from who the culture tells her she needs to be in order to be accepted. She provides insight and concepts more than steps or a to do list (though there is a few "You have to do this') to help a father create or fortify his position of strength.
Dr. Meeker relays personal stories from the young girls she has served over the years and uses these stories to strengthen her overall message.
A broad picture of today's Culture, the real dangers that our daughters face, and insight that I can use to walk my daughter towards that which is beneficial for her health and mental well being.
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