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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
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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


    21 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    David Tucson, AZ, United States 11-19-09
    David Tucson, AZ, United States 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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    Aaron Decatur, IL, USA 01-07-10
    Aaron Decatur, IL, USA 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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    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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    05-17-09
    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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    Daniel ASHBURN, VA, United States 08-02-12
    Daniel ASHBURN, VA, United States 08-02-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Not a professional"
    Would you try another book from Meg Meeker and/or Francisco Rivela?

    Not by Meg Meeker


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Anything not by Meg Meeker


    What three words best describe Francisco Rivela’s performance?

    no complaints here


    What character would you cut from Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters?

    The author


    Any additional comments?

    Meg Meeker is not a psychologist, sociologist, or therapist. She's a pediatrician with outspoken religious and conservative convictions. In other words, she is not qualified to write an objective, fact-based book on healthy father-daughter relationships. Yet the book is presented as though she is an expert in psychology and sociology. This is potentially damaging pseudo-science. Her website actually states, "Dr. Meg Meeker is the country’s leading authority on parenting, teens and children’s health." Pretty impressive for someone who's never done one ounce of research or published one research document or even been certified in psychology or sociology.

    5 of 8 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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    ken Acworth, GA, United States 05-02-14
    ken Acworth, GA, United States 05-02-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Great Book!"
    Would you listen to Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters again? Why?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Cecelia Riddett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not yet, no.


    What did you learn from Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters that you would use in your daily life?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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