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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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A must read if you have teens or pre-teens!!

This audiobook was convicting to me. It is very relevant for what is going on in the world today. I want to buy the book now because there were important resources and also steps to take. I didn't take notes but I should have. I highly recommend 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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Good book for only Christian beliefs.

This is a good book for understanding girls in a religious way. I feel that it lacks psychological points and non religious facts.
The author is obviously explaining what American Christian girls should act like and how to guide them with a biblical belief.
It is not a multicultural book since it only bases its experience on an American Christian expectations.
Take what works for you and understand the author’s background in Religious beliefs.

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Wonderful Book.

This book was everything I needed, and so much more! As a mother of two girls 10, and 12, I am already dreading the upcoming years, and was looking for the Lord to guide me through it and I found this book. The way it explains the hormone changes and the importance of each relationship (mom and dad individually with the daughter) was so helpful. I’m still dreading the hormone changes but I believe I’ll be a little bit wiser now I’m how I react, and handle it.

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Wisdom and Truth

So much Godly wisdom and (sometimes) hard to hear truths in this book. All parents of daughters should read this book!

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it's an investment in time but well worth it

I found the audio book helpful - full of anecdotal as well as scientific information, encouragement, and suggestions. I'm grateful that it is unabashedly and unapologetically Christian at its core and foundations. It does take time and I recommend it to any parent who needs some guidance and education. There are no quick and fast answers or emergency strategies - at least I would not suggest it - within its pages. But sometimes all you need is reassurance and hope and you can find both in this book.

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Wisdom into the Greatest Mystery for Dads

Living out simple plans with God has saved our children. This book works wonders. Listening and testing instructions with proven results. Priceless ethics with entertainment from JD!

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Timeless truth, and help to understand

This book has helped me to understand how my daughters view things and has already made a positive impact on our relationships.

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  • 09-29-19

Brilliant book

I really like the in depth study done to provide the information about various topics covered in this book. I would recommend this to any parent of girls.

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  • Dee
  • 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
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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.