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Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know | [Meg Meeker]

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know

In this unique and invaluable guide, Dr. Meg Meeker, a pediatrician with more than 20 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 10 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.
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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 20 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 10 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.

©2003 Ricardo Silva Romero; (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Paul Quartz Hill, CA, United States 09-23-09
    Paul Quartz Hill, CA, United States 09-23-09 Member Since 2009
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    "My Daughter means everything to me, now I know why"

    After reading this book, I understand what kind of impact I am having on her, and what impact I have had on her since the day I held her for the first time in the Hospital when she was only hours old.

    I have recommended this book to every father I know, and I recommend it to you now.

    It is not just what it tells you about what you need to do but what happens when you are not around. How, when you are not there, your daughter still thinks about you and what you have shown her, and how that shapes how she handles herself and the world around her.

    The stories in the book really touch my heart. From the simple ones that make you smile to the heart wrenching ones that can make you weep out loud.

    Lets not stop at how you effect your Daughter, this book also makes you realize how SHE shapes YOUR life. Once you read/listen to this book you will never look at a Victoria Secret cover the same again.

    The world will look different in your eyes. It might look a little more dangerous in some ways and wonderful in others. All because your perspective has changed. You will start looking at things as how they would effect your little girl if she saw it.

    It makes you realize, also, that how you treat your Wife in front of her can dictate how she will be treated by her husband and vice versa.

    If you are a Man who has or is about to have a little girl then I ask you to read this book. It will help you and her for YEARS to come.

    After I read the book I purchased it from audible.com so that I could listen to it when I drive.

    -Paul


    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    David 11-19-09
    David 11-19-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Quite insightful."

    This book is actually quite insightful and simple to comprehend, and has therefore helped me to understand and appreciate the unique needs of my alien daughter.

    Half way through the book so far, I have encountered absolutely no signs of "constant right wing Christian moral espousement". Religion isn't mentioned at all.

    This book is helping me reconnect with my daughter, but be forewarned, having your mistakes and weaknesses pointed out in the examples isn't an easy listen....

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Dwane spokane, WA, United States 04-30-12
    Dwane spokane, WA, United States 04-30-12
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    "I needed this!"

    I came from a family that was abusive, i was in and out of foster homes and then adopted. We are our childrens first teachers and my "teachers" were not instructing me very well on how to discipline, raise and love my own children. nonetheless i was getting an education on how to raise my children.

    This book changed my education and taught me the importance of my role to my daughter....and also helped me to understand my wife.....(didn't think that was possible!).

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jesse MESA, AZ, United States 11-15-10
    Jesse MESA, AZ, United States 11-15-10
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    "Brilliant but could have been more concise"

    The material was wonderful and very helpful to me. It gave me the courage and inspiration to talk to my daughter about some very challenging subjects. I would be very interested in a shortened version that wasn't so repetitive. I listen to a lot of audio books with less interesting subject matter but I had a hard time making it all the way through this one. I ended up listening to it in double speed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Overheul 01-07-10
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    "Must read for any Father of a duaghter."

    When I was an expectant father of a daughter I ran into this book. So I got it and read it or rather listened to it. I can not begin to relay to you the wealth of info this book has in it. It really made me look at fatherhood in a whole new way. It also let me in on some of what my little girl will expirience, feel, think, and how to approach these situations and issues. GREAT BOOK.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer USA 01-10-14
    Amazon Customer USA 01-10-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Best Book for Dad’s with Daughters"

    Are you a dad? Are you a dad of a daughter or daughters? If you are and you have not read (or listened to) Meg Meeker’s book, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know, you need to finish reading this review, then stop everything, and download, order or otherwise purchase this book and spend the next couple days reading it cover to cover. Then you need to read it again a few months later, and then again, and again. Yes, it is that important. This is hands down the BEST book for Dad’s with Daughters. I’m not saying other books are not useful or good or have nothing to offer; I’m just saying that if you only read one book in your life about parenting, this one should be the one (unless you only have boys of course).

    This book was first published in September of 2006. As of the date of this post the paperback edition was #1 on the Parenting Girls list on Amazon.com. The Kindle edition was #6 on the same list, the hardcover edition was #9 and the audio book edition was #18! It was the only audio book in the top 25 and no other book even had another edition in the top 25! Furthermore, the paperback edition of her companion book, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: The 30-Day Challenge, was #42 on the same Parenting Girls list. Most of the other books in the top 10 we published sometime after 2010. This book has 481 reviews with about 4.5 stars. Only 3 other books in the top 50 has more than 200 reviews.

    Look, I’m talking to you, Dad’s with Daughters… you have to read or listen to this book. I don’t care if you don’t like to read! Cry me a river! Is your daughter worth it? Is she worth the cost of the book and the few hours it will take you to read or listen to it? If you don’t like to read eBooks or the old fashioned paper books, get the audio book and listen to it. And don’t tell me you don’t have time. That is a load of C-R-A-P! If you don’t have time to read this book then you are telling me you don’t have time to invest in your daughters life.

    I've read Dobson’s book, Bringing Up Girls; it is a good book with lots of good advice on raising girls. But he refers to Meg Meeker’s book so often throughout his book he could have saved a lot of time and effort by just telling people he didn't need to write a book on daughters because the best book on daughters had already been published when he wrote his.

    I’m telling you, the only Dad’s that can afford to wait to read this book are Dad’s with daughters younger than about 12 months old. The rest of you need to get this book and start listening now. Don’t waste another minute. Get the practical advice and steps you need to be the Dad you were meant to be by getting this book and reading it, over and over again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Cypress, TX, USA 02-01-10
    Sharon Cypress, TX, USA 02-01-10
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    "Must read for fathers and daughters"

    Dr. Meeker does a great job of explaining all the things that go through a girl's mind as she is growing up and how that can have unintended impacts on her. Fathers should understand this.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Curtis 05-17-09 Member Since 2009
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    "All fathers of daughters should read this book"

    After an average introduction of the problems / world facing our daughters, the book hits you right between the eyes with the immense responsibilities fathers have to their daughters. This book tells you how to step up to the plate and guide your daughter to a better future. If you care about your daughter, this is a must read.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jesse Hamburg, NY, USA 05-18-10
    Jesse Hamburg, NY, USA 05-18-10
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    "Powerful Reading"

    This was a great purchase. I think this is an important book that I will listen to again and one that I have already recommended to other fathers.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Loveland, CO, United States 07-28-14
    Brian Loveland, CO, United States 07-28-14 Member Since 2011
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    "A book every father should read."

    The title says it all. If you are a dad put this one on your reading list.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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