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Bringing Up Girls

Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Women
Narrated by: James C. Dobson
Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (242 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Bringing Up Boys by parenting expert and best-selling author Dr. James Dobson was and continues to be a runaway hit, selling more than two million copies to date. Now Dr. Dobson presents his highly anticipated companion book, Bringing Up Girls.

Based on extensive research, and handled with Dr. Dobson's trademark down-to-earth approach, Bringing Up Girls will equip parents like you to face the challenges of raising your daughters to become healthy, happy, and successful women who overcome challenges specific to girls and women today and who ultimately excel in life.

©2010 James C. Dobson (P)2010 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

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Solid concepts, poor presentation

The book is full of great biblical concept, which are unfortunately presented in not the best fashion. While I enjoy listening to James Dobson, it was painful to hear him read what seemed to be pages of interview transcripts and page-long quotations from other writers. That's just not good writing!! Then, open endorsement of politicians in the middle of a parenting book was inappropriate.

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Disappointed

I love James Dobson and his books Bringing Up Boys, but I found this book to be extreme in many ways. After reading most of it I found myself overwhelmed with the possible what ifs for my sweet little girl. He was also very hard on working moms and the role they play in their kids lives. I bought this book for insight and help in playing a Godly role in my daughters life, but did not find what I needed in this book.

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OH MY GOSH!!!!

I wish I'd read this sooner!
he's straight to the point, frank, honest, clear, helpful, encouraging, loving, caring, extremely knowledgeable and inspiring!
No matter what age your girl(s) may be, whether newborn or grown up, it's always the right time to read this! !!

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loved it!

Highly recommend to anyone with a daughter. Dr. Dobson never fails with fantastic advice and a foundation to explain everything.

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Calling ALL parents of girls!!!

An absolute MUST read for all parents who desire to raise God fearing, confident, loving and secure daughters. Dr Dobson's advice is timeless and valuable. An incredibly empowering tool for parents, I will listen/read again.

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  • Copper
  • MERIDEN, CT, US
  • 06-14-18

listen to it two times already, won't be the last

this is a must read book for any father who is trying to raise girls nowadays

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  • CB
  • 05-11-18

Must read for parents!!!

I am a pediatric nurse practitioner and have read a plethora of parenting books. This book exceeds any book I’ve read by far. It is grounded in Christian beliefs which I believe is the most important aspect in raising children. Thanks Dr. Dobson for this amazing resource!

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You MUST READ this book if you have girls!

This is an incredible book...full of so much wisdom and Godly insight on how to raise our daughters to become women of God! I will read this book again and again just so I can take in all that it has to offer!

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Great book. v

Very helpful. Lots of practical advice and the author keeps his focus on God. Anyone wanting to raise godly daughters should listen to this. Thank you very much

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If you have a daughter read this book!

I wish I would have read this many years ago. highly recommend for all parents to read it together! dr. Dobson keeps it interesting and is very articulate and explaining the details. love this very well-researched book!

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  • Aderonke O.
  • 06-22-18

'Bringing Up Girls and Boys' by Dr. James Dobson

This is a must read for every parent or parent to be!! Quite instructive and relatable.


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  • miriam
  • 03-15-18

Should be called: ‘Bringing up Girls in the 1950s’

Didn’t find it helpful. The author has a very conservative world view, if you think girls should ‘save themselves for their future husbands’ then this book may be of help to you. I was hoping for some practical advice, but found the book to be written for a world that is completely alien to
The one I live in.

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  • Martin
  • 05-13-17

Don't bother with it if you are not Christian.

This book if for Christian. The bible has some great lessons, but you don't need to believe in Jesus to understand them. You need to be a believer to implement this mans message. Shame, I took a few things from it.

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